He may not recognize it in an NCAA photo, but Bruce Pearl is asking $2.69 million for the house that ultimately got him fired as Tennessee basketball coach.
The Knoxville News-Sentinel reports that Pearl’s 10,200-square foot home is up for sale in Knoxville.
The coach is apparently going to keep a residence in Knoxville, just not this one.
As you remember, Pearl’s problems with the NCAA began when NCAA investigators showed the then Tennessee coach of himself with several recruits at a Bar-B-Q. Pearl told the investigators he did not know where the picture was taken. Turned out, it was at Pearl’s home, which was an NCAA violation.
By the time Pearl confessed, it was too late. Not for him to be coach at Tennessee. He remained with the Vols until Tennessee was trounced in the NCAA Tournament. Then, Pearl was fired.
Back in 2008, when Knoxville Magazine did a feature on Pearl’s house, the coach said, “He said: “I’m 48 years old. I was poor for about 45 years and have been rich for about three. And it feels great.”