Texas Legends offer Pearl coaching job
Thursday, August 4, 2011
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.