Head coach Donnie Tyndall relied on prior relationships and trust in hand-selecting the gentlemen with which he plans to build a champion on Rocky Top.
"Tennessee is Tennessee. It speaks for itself," assistant coach Adam Howard said.
The coaches have ample work ahead as they rebuild a depleted roster for the 2014-15 season after the previous squad reached the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.
"You can coach all you want but if you have bad players, it's irrelevant," Al Pinkins said.
"Nobody will outwork us in this league in recruiting."
"There's a lot to sell," assistant coach Chris Shumate said. "We have a lot to sell from the university to the SEC. There's just so much to sell to kids and parents. And, also, the education from the University of Tennessee."
Find out more about what the new aides think about working at Tennessee, where Southeastern Conference basketball is in the national landscape, what the two signees bring to the table and more by clicking play on each of the InsideTennessee videos below:
Aaron Howard video interview
Al Pinkins video interview
Chris Shumate video interview