NCAA Tournament 2010: Bruce Pearl, the Gem of Tennessee Vols Basketball

Posted by Joel Barker on March-23-2010 Add Comments

He's energetic. He coaches like his hair is on fire.

He wears loud, orange blazers and has been known to paint his body orange in support of Lady Vols Basketball.

The enormously successful coach of that ridiculously storied Lady Vols program has picked his brain for tips on coaching basketball.

He has led the Vols to 20-plus wins in each of his five seasons on the job.

His name? Bruce Pearl.

Following the 2004-05 Tennessee basketball season, Mike Hamilton had an important decision to make.

After Buzz Peterson's largely unsuccessful run as Tennessee's head coach, it was time for a change.

The national media was buzzing about a No. 12 seeded Wisconsin-Milwaukee team that had just lost i...

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