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Pearl confirms interest in D-League's Legends

Posted on: August 2, 2011 4:25 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2011 6:04 pm
 
By Jeff Goodman

Bruce Pearl confirmed to CBSSports.com his interest in coaching the NBDL's Texas Legends. 

Art Garcia of NBA.com tweeted that Pearl has accepted the job and a news conference is set for Wednesday. However, Pearl told CBSSports.com that he was set to interview later this week for the job. 

``I've always seen myself as a college coach, working with young players and trying to make a difference," Pearl told CBSSports.com. ``But when the world champions call, an organization like Dallas, you have to listen."

``I'm very fortunate they believe I'm worthy," Pearl added. 

There was interest in Pearl from the Maine Red Claws earlier in the summer, but sources indicated that Pearl thought he was headed to work at ESPN. However, after that appeared to no longer be a viable option, Pearl's desire to return to the sidelines increased - even at the minor-league level.

The news of the Texas Legends interest in Pearl was first reported by ESPN's Marc Stein on Tuesday.
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Comments

Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 9:46 am
 

Pearl confirms interest in D-League's Legends

Big Daddy,

You were given a -28 because you typed your entire posting in capital letters, which is a big no-no for CBSSports.



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Pearl confirms interest in D-League's Legends

great piece thunderpants.  couldn't have said it better myself.   cbs sports gives me a MINUS 28 on my opinion.   i live here and all the people who didn't attend UT love him and the administration can't stand the cheater.  he is a cheater on basketball and marriage. he is a scumbag,  plain and simple.  let him leave and his coat tail hanging and marriage killer wife.



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:21 pm
 

Pearl confirms interest in D-League's Legends

RC WILLIS

he has won everywhere.   i will tell you where he has won.    wisc-milw  and tennessee and cheated at both places.  people like you don't care about nothing but winning  AT ALL COSTS.   HE HAS MADE TENNESSEE A LOSER CHEATING UNIVERSITY.   i tell you where he has won at.   SOMEONE ELSE'S WIFE.  HE HAD GIRLFRIENDS AT MILWAUKEE AND KNOXVILLE.  KEEP YOUR WIFE AWAY FROM HIM.  HE HAS HIT ON WOMEN HERE IN KNOXVILLE    &n
bsp; HEY BRANDI,   WHILE HE HAS BEEN MARRIED TO YOU.   I KEEP MY WIFE AWAY FROM HIM.  he is a cheater all the way around. i live in knoxville.    thats what he needs to be doing,  coaching a league where the players are not good enough for the NBA.  he is a loser at LIFE,  FORGET ABOUT BASKETBALL. 



Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 9:21 pm
 

Pearl confirms interest in D-League's Legends

No matter what you think of Bruce Pearle, he is a winner.  He has won everywhere he has been.  Only thing he did wrong was feeding some young kids!



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 8:45 pm
 

Pearl / Legends

Good to see that Coach Pearl will be working for a classy organization like the Dallas Mavericks. He deserves a shot at redemption after being screwed by the arcane rules of the feculent ncaa. Good coaches don't stay dormant for long. Good to see his detractors stewing over this good news. More power to the best basketball coach the Vols ever had. Live long and prosper, Bruce.




Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Pearl confirms interest in D-League's Legends

>>>Jumping around like an idiot painting himself orange just to have a lame fan base come to your basketball game

He did that as a favor to Pat Summitt - he was at a Lady Vols game, and he got a lot of love for doing that.

Having said that - this guy should never coach or be given a job at ESPN or anywhere else ever again. He's a liar and a cheat! So much for sending good messages to your kids... although sports and "sportsmanship" parted company a long time ago.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Pearl confirms interest in D-League's Texans

Pearl is a piece of garbage. Why is he still news. He was the most hated man outside of Knoxville which isn't saying much. Jumping around like an idiot painting himself orange just to have a lame fan base come to your basketball game. All the while cheating like a coward. See you Pearl. The SEC is a much better place without seeing you sweat like a stuck hog pacing the sideline.


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