Pearl looking at six

The way things are going, the field chasing Tennessee's basketball vacancy soon may be bigger than the field chasing the Preakness title later this month.

Vol head man Bruce Pearl is scheduled to interview Georgia Tech aide Charlton Young today. A native of Miami, Young will be the sixth coach to interview for the vacancy created by Scott Edgar's recent departure for the head coaching job at Southeast Missouri State.

Young, 34, played at Georgia Southern from 1989-93, earning All-Southern Conference honors as a senior. He still holds school records for career assists, career 3-pointers and 3-pointers in a season.

Young began his coaching career as an administrative assistant at Auburn from ‘94-96. He was an assistant to former Georgia head man Hugh Durham at Jacksonville State from ‘97-99, then spent a year at Northeastern. He returned to Auburn as an on-floor assistant from 2000-04, then served as associate head coach at Chattanooga in 2004-05 before taking the Georgia Tech post one year ago.

Pearl previously interviewed former Ole Miss head coach Rod Barnes, Kent State assistant coach Josh Oppenheimer, former Iowa State aide Damon Archibald, Bob Sundvold of the ABA's Kansas City Knights and former Texas-San Antonio head coach Tim Carter.

This much is clear: If Pearl doesn't get the right man, it won't be because he wasn't thorough.

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