Pearl to serve as NBA draft analyst

Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl will serve as an expert analyst for the NBA Draft as NBA TV and NBA.com provide fans with all-access coverage leading up to, and continuing throughout, the 2009 NBA Draft presented by EA SPORTS, which will be held at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 25.

Pearl will join NBA TV’s draft night coverage to provide a unique perspective on the NBA Draft Preview Show at 6 p.m. ET and the 2009 NBA Draft Recap at midnight. In addition, Pearl will provide blogs on NBA.com titled “Pearl’s Gems” with his insight on the NBA Draft and prospects.

The NBA Draft coverage will be fully integrated with multiplatform content on NBA TV and NBA.com, with unprecedented opportunities for fans to interact with the NBA TV analysts, voice their opinions and access detailed information about each draft selection.

In addition to pre- and post-draft analysis, an expert panel of announcers including host Rick Kamla, analysts Kenny Smith, Steve Smith and Pearl will provide Instant Analysis of key draft selections that will be available exclusively on NBA.com. NBA Insider David Aldridge will be on-hand for NBA TV and NBA.com with breaking news updates about trades. In addition, reporter Craig Sager will be on hand at Madison Square Garden to interview players moments after they are selected in the draft via the EA SPORTS Virtual Green Room, streamed on NBA.com. NBA Assistant Director of Scouting Ryan Blake will be in New York to provide scouting reports and draft analysis of international players throughout the night.

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MidTennVol writes:

Man, this guy is good box office...

McIntireIMP writes:

yes, we are assembling a fine group of promoters for our university. now, who should be our next baseball coach?

kiffownsfla writes:

This is great GO COACH PEARL YOU THA MAN! GO VOLS!

Volin68 writes:

no responses to tarhole, aka memphis loser

The_the writes:

Bwhahahahaha

MrBamSeydu writes:

This is why Bruce Pearl is a genius... this is great exposure for UT.

murrayvol writes:

This is all good. Congrats Bruce!

bugman (Inactive) writes:

pearls prepping for his jump to the NBA in the next 2 years.

kiffownsfla writes:

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Yea isn't it great they offered your an my fav coach to this great event im stoked and i know you are. thanks for being such a avid pearl follower CBP FOR PRESIDENT! GO VOLS!

rusty_shackleford writes:

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Don't hate UT 'cause your coach is boring and can't captivate a TV audience for however long the draft lasts. They picked CBP 'cause he's witty, entertaining, and quite possibly will say something interesting or provocative.

Williams, a great coach no doubt, talks like a politician. We've got plenty of that on TV!

Tar Heel fans truly believe their little bumper sticker about God and the color of the sky. Kinda pathetic, really.

txvolsfan writes:

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Obviously Roy"I'm an old man and I suck" Williams
They took the best coach in college ball.
John" I will be on probation, don't worry about those test" Calamari.

txvolsfan writes:

in response to TarHeelRules:

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No you are very pathetic
as well as your school is pathetic!!!

NobodyCares (Inactive) writes:

FWIW:

Krusty_The_Kiffin = utwhinesalot = zrotag = gatorz7 = lil' zzgatorboy

Get ready for silly, incessant drivel...

kiffownsfla writes:

Yea bruce is a natural great tv analist also TONS OF ENERGY GREAT COACH THAT BP! GO VOLS!

ArealVolFan writes:

in response to Krusty_The_Kiffin:

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Hmmm...if Billy D is so good at getting NBA caliber players why has Florida missed the Tourney past 2 seasons? Guess he got lucky enough to have a single group of players that were that good and they took mercy on him and came back for an extra year since they knew he would never be able to have that kind of talent again.

ArealVolFan writes:

Not to mention CJ is in the League.

murrayvol writes:

in response to txvolsfan:

No you are very pathetic
as well as your school is pathetic!!!

It's not his school.

One must have a fully functioning brain to attend UNC.

murrayvol writes:

in response to NobodyCares:

FWIW:

Krusty_The_Kiffin = utwhinesalot = zrotag = gatorz7 = lil' zzgatorboy

Get ready for silly, incessant drivel...

I'm always ready for silly, incessant drivel. If you come here often, it's pretty important.

kiffownsfla writes:

in response to BIPOLAR_BEAR:

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Whats up BIG? Hay tarheel is watching laura ingalls on tv at the moment but should be back drecly to praise our great BP befor long! BOOK SAY MIX ONE!

VOLnNC writes:

So I love Bruce Pearl and he's definetly shown he's a good coach but he is certainly not the best. Although there is no doubt he is entertaining and is certainly a good choice for a draft analyst.

ArealVolFan writes:

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We? Who is this we you speak of? Bandwagon fans don't actually get to enjoy championship the way real fans do. Go ask any real NC fan.

kiffownsfla writes:

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Dam Big you better drink plenty of water or you'll have them stones again. thats the key tons of water especially when its HOT! TURDPEELSTOOL is back to help us celebrate our ELITE COACH! HANNAH WENT OFF! GO VOLS!

kiffownsfla writes:

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Big heel rules needs to RUN TO THE HILLS AS MAIDEN SAYS BEFOR EDDIE GETS HIM LOL! THATS SOME GOOD OLE METAL THIER! GO VOLS!

kiffownsfla writes:

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lol,lol,lol I know its great isnt it! lol,lol,lol, the elite bp he's the bestest ever! GO VOLS!

Slystone writes:

It wouldn't surprise if he did jump to the NBA in the next 2 to 4 years. If the Vols play well this season he will see Chism, Hopson and of course Smith entering the NBA. That might be the time he may make his move to the NBA. Just depends on opportunity because changes in coaching in the NBA occur all the time. One thing he should know is that just as quick as he would get hired he is sure to get fired. But his resume will have his success from UT and experience from the NBA. Don't be surprise if he makes that jump.

kiffownsfla writes:

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Lmao FEAR OF THE DARK I HAVE A CONSTANT FEAR THAT SOMEONES ALWAYS NEAR! GO VOLS

b_neas writes:

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winningest coach in the SEC since he took over at UT....seeing where the program was, i will take that anyday of the week and twice on sunday

Slystone writes:

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The key is if they play well. Which translates to getting pass the Sweet sixteen, better point guard play and DEFENSE. You don't watch much NBA do you? If you watched the playoffs you would have seen a level of Basketball games not seen in a long time. The league is getting back to where it has several elite teams. Tell me of a player that is lazy on an NBA team? Some may not listen at all that much, but when they are on the floor it's 100% effort.

rusty_shackleford writes:

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You don't get this TV gig, little dude. It's about ENTERTAINMENT between draft picks on TV. That's why they hired CBP and not CRW. So yeah, ol' Roy is boring on TV.

BTW, "grammar": learn it, know it, live it.

Slystone writes:

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Good point all around. The regular season is hard to watch, but the playoffs were great. I'm a die hard Laker fan, but not a Kobe fan (if that's possible) Still think if KG had been healthy the Celts would have repeated. I agree on Hopson. With Smith coming back he will dominate the ball with Chism. Hopson is going to have to find his way in games. Don't be surprise if there is a changing of the guard with Hopson stepping it up mid way through the season. It will be interesting if that occurs how Chism and Smith react.

allvol9 writes:

Great exposure for UT.....way to go Coach Pearl!

OrangeMandM writes:

TarHeelsRule = MorristownVol

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Bruce's cuzin was PT Barnum.

"There's one born every minute" or one would so think by their posts.

bkgunter writes:

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TarHoleDrools:
Your obvious man-crush on Coach Pearl is hilarious ! Your sexual-obsession-level admiration for Gillispies "bench skills" are a little concerning, though. Your're either his press agent or his towel boy.

TommyJack writes:

The local boy posing as a tarheel fan needs a new act. Getting tedious.

Bigger_Al writes:

Bruce is the man! The only "Bruce" of note coaching in the NCAA. Bruce Weber stinks as a coach, and the Cheating Illini will be stuck with him as his record declines below mediocrity after the talent that he inherited when Bill Self had the good sense to leave expired.

bkgunter writes:

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You Pearl Haters really have to twist yourself into knots to deny his talent. I guess UT's success since Pearl arrived came about by sheer coincidence. The guy won a NC at the prior level. He beat the back to back national championship Florida teams 3 of 4 times at UT. He took TN to a #1 ranking (however brief). UT has a conference championship since he arrived, and he has dismissed a host of bad actor athletes who would have reflected poorly on the program long term. And what Coach in a major D-1 conference isn't lining his pockets ? Pearl's compensation is arguably below his market value. And spare us your rundown of what he does or doesn't care about--you're just A_VOICE_COMING_OUT_OF_AN_A**

Colliervol writes:

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Obsession is showing. Outside of that, non UT fan. Opinion irrevant.

Seriously, we all know you dislike him and have an agenda. When you get something else to wrap that elementary school mind around, let us know.

Colliervol writes:

in response to murrayvol:

It's not his school.

One must have a fully functioning brain to attend UNC.

The brain has not fully developed at age 10.

Colliervol writes:

in response to b_neas:

winningest coach in the SEC since he took over at UT....seeing where the program was, i will take that anyday of the week and twice on sunday

Exactly. Especially considering where the previous noted Tar Heel alumnus left us.

Colliervol writes:

in response to A_VOICE_OF_REASON:

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So maybe you'd rather have Buzz back?

BasketVols writes:

in response to OrangeMandM:

TarHeelsRule = MorristownVol

That would explain SO much...

BasketVols writes:

Or maybe it's TarHeelsTool = MorristownVol = A_Voice_Of_Treason. Yes that's right A Voice Of TREASON.

yabadabadoo1026 writes:

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many might disagree with you on that---------if only we could see your woman

gmoneyvol writes:

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UNC's sissy colors make them look like a powderpuff team.

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