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Monday, July 30, 2012
Pearl, Greenberg join ESPN

ESPN.com news services

BRISTOL, Conn. -- Former coaches Bruce Pearl and Seth Greenberg have joined ESPN as college basketball analysts.

The network also announced Monday that Jalen Rose will be a featured analyst on the weekly "College GameDay."

Pearl was fired in March 2011 after six seasons at Tennessee in the wake of an NCAA investigation. He led the Volunteers to the NCAA tournament in each of his seasons. He was a commentator for Sirius XM Radio last season.

"I'm excited and grateful for the opportunity to bring ESPN the same sort of knowledge, passion and intensity that I tried to have as a basketball coach," Pearl said in ESPN's statement.

Greenberg, who served as a guest studio analyst during the 2012 NCAA tournament, was fired in April after nine seasons at Virginia Tech. He also coached at South Florida and Long Beach State.

"I am excited and honored to be joining ESPN. I look forward to using the relationships I have developed over 35 years of coaching college basketball to bring unique insights to the ESPN viewing audience," Greenberg said in the statement.

Rose has been an NBA analyst for ESPN since 2007. The NBA veteran reached the Final Four as a member of Michigan's Fab Five.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.