Former Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl will be hit with just about the strongest tool in the NCAA's arsenal, according to Andy Katz. Pearl's multiple-year show-cause penalty will be announced Wednesday, Katz says.
Pearl assistants Tony Jones, Steve Forbes and Jason Shay will also reportedly have to contend with one-year show-cause marks.
The one-time Vols coach stood before the NCAA Committee on Infractions June 11 due to recruiting violations that at one point included an attempted cover-up. He said at the time he expected the news of his punishment to come out mid-August. And here we are.
That show-cause penalty Pearl is supposed to incur means that if any school wants to hire him as a coach, they'll have to get special clearance from that same committee. Basically, this means Pearl is out of college basketball for the next several years -- he appears to have known this was coming, based on his reported interest in taking a NBA D-League job.
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