Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tennessee takes Cuonzo Martin....really

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They sure didn't waste any time. The University of Tennessee has found their replacement for Bruce Pearl. That replacement, now former Missouri State coach Cuonzo Martin.

Martin coach Missouri State for 3 seasons and had a modestly successful record, including going 26-9 this past season. He was considered someone that might be a target for some of the larger schools, it was suprising, a bit, that he ends up in Knoxville.

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If the name sounds familiar, its because Martin made a pretty good name for himself as a star forward for Purdue in the early 90's. However in this case, he may have some work to do. The Vols are expected to take it on the chin from the NCAA sometime this summer for Pearl's indiscretions. Those indiscretions may cause Martin to be dealing with some form of probation or ban. That part remains to be seen.

He'll be introduced to the masses on Monday at a 2:30pm Press Conference.

Here's early coverage from Steve Phillips and our friends at WBIR-TV in Knoxville

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