Former Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl will receive a multiple-year show-cause penalty from the NCAA's committee on infractions, and his three former assistants — Tony Jones, Steve Forbes and Jason Shay — will receive one-year show-cause penalties, multiple sources with knowledge of the report told ESPN.com Tuesday.Â The NCAA called to alert the respective parties that the news release would be coming out Wednesday.Â
What's a show-cause penalty?Â Â From Wikipedia:Â “In theÂ National Collegiate Athletic AssociationÂ (NCAA), aÂ show-cause penaltyÂ is an order saying that a coach involved in major rules violations at a university's athletic program may not be hired by any other NCAA member institutions without permission from the Infractions Committee for a set period of time. If a university seeks to hire such a coach, they must “show cause” as to why they should not be penalized for hiring him. Most schools will not even consider hiring a coach with a show-cause penalty in effect; hence the show-cause order effectively blacklists him from the collegiate coaching ranks for the duration of the penalty, and many coaches who are given such a penalty never coach again, even after the expiration of the penalty. The penalty is intended to follow a coach for violations that he had a role in committing.”
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