Two of the leading candidates have not yet visited the UT campus for interviews. They are Bob Sundvold, head coach and general manager of the ABA's Kansas City Knights, and Tim Carter, former head coach at Texas-San Antonio.
Tennessee recently signed Detroit guard Ramar Smith to a scholarship, giving the Vols five incoming recruits for 2006-07. Because UT is through recruiting for the coming season, Pearl says there is no rush to fill the staff vacancy. That's why the head man is being especially meticulous throughout the search process.