Which is now begging the question: Is USC basketball on the verge of becoming a more desirable program than Arizona?
Pearl leveraged prospects of a job at Memphis into a six-year extension that will gross him about $3.25 per. The University of Tennessee has shown its commitment to the men’s basketball program by re-negotiating Pearl’s contract, building a new basketball complex and renovating its arena. It’s time to see some serious results.
Portrayed for 23-years as an ignorant martyr of the anti-drug movement, Len Bias will be portrayed in a new light in a documentary, to be released June 19. The film features interviews with his teammates, friends and family as well as witnesses to Bias’ overdose. Perhaps the docu’s most important revelation is that Bias dabbled in cocaine use several times before his death.
If Memphis truly is throwing $21 million over seven years at Pearl, you can bet there will be some serious talks. Pearl currently makes $1.6 million per year at UT.
by Ryne Nelson
Arizona hoped to replace Lute Olson with John Calipari, Jeff Capel or Rick Pitino — an elite coach for its storied program. After five months of searching, Arizona isn’t offering the job to any of its top choices. As the L.A. Times reports:
by Lang Whitaker
First of all, I need to say a brief word to our friends here at KING magazine. You may or may not have heard that KING magazine ceased to exist yesterday, yet another in a seemingly endless list of publications hit hard by the current economy (or lack of an economy). Regardless of what you may have felt about the content in KING, it always sucks to see a lot of good people suddenly out of work. Hang in there, KING folk.
The anticipation continues to build as Lance will delay his decision a little longer. The New York prep star originally planned on announcing his college committment this morning before the McDonald’s All-American game.