NBA picks UT's Pearl to provide analysis during 2009 draft

Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 2:00pm
Staff reports

University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl will offer multi-media observations and insights on next week’s NBA Draft.

Pearl will serve as an ‘expert analyst’ for both NBA TV and NBA.com. He will appear on the a draft preview show, 5 p.m. (CDT) and a recap show, 11 p.m., on NBA TV. In between he will operate a blog called ‘Pearl’s Gems’ on NBA.com.

The draft will be held June 25 in New York City.

"The level of interactivity and depth of our 2009 draft coverage is unprecedented as we deliver broad professional analysis and exclusive content generated by players and fans across our TV, Internet and Wireless platforms," Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBA Digital Bryan Perez said in a release. "We are thrilled to add Bruce Pearl to our industry-leading analyst team, as he brings great energy and insight having coached against many of the draft prospects on a collegiate level."