Texas Legends offer Pearl coaching job



DALLAS (AP) — The Texas Legends have made Bruce Pearl an offer and are waiting to see if the former Tennessee coach will take over the reins of the NBA D-League team.

Legends owner Donnie Nelson on Thursday presented Pearl with what he labeled the “most aggressive package in D-League history.” Reports have put the offer as high as $500,000 per season.

Pearl says he will return to Knoxville to talk to his family before making a decision.

Pearl said he is intrigued by the possibility of coaching professional basketball and being associated with the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks — Nelson is the team’s general manager.

Pearl was fired by Tennessee in March after he admitted lying to NCAA investigators. He has been charged with unethical conduct by the NCAA.