Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton met Monday with head coach Bruce Pearl and an announcement is expected to come later this afternoon regarding the coach’s future, according to a report earlier today on VolQuest.com, the Tennessee Rivals site.
The site Mrsec.com, siting “sources close to the Tennessee program,” said Pearl will likely be offered “a $2 million parting gift.”
The site added:
“If Pearl goes quietly, takes his money and accepts the NCAA’s accusations, UT might be able to get a summary disposition (a quick ruling) which would allow the school to chase a new coach and tell him what sanctions he’ll inherit.
“If Pearl decides to fight some of the NCAA’s charges — even if he’s fired by UT — the Vols won’t get a summary judgement.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.