Mike Slive: Bruce Pearl firing difficult
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says it was difficult to watch longtime acquaintance Bruce Pearl get fired as Tennessee's men's basketball coach.
Slive said Monday he had "very different conversations" with Pearl before and after the coach's firing on March 21, more than six months after Tennessee revealed the coach was facing an unethical conduct charge from the NCAA for lying during a recruiting probe.
The commissioner spoke at the regional meeting ...
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