Pearl to earn $800,000 per year with 5-year deal

Updated: March 29, 2005, 9:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Bruce Pearl, who led Wisconsin-Milwaukee on a surprising run through the NCAA tournament, was introduced Monday as Tennessee's new basketball coach.


"This is a dream come true," the 45-year-old Pearl said after becoming Tennessee's sixth coach in 16 years. "I feel like I am prepared."

Pearl took 12th-seeded Wisconsin-Milwaukee to the round of 16 this year for the first time in the program's 109-year history.

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