Could Pearl be the ‘wow’ for Memphis?

MEMPHIS – On the day after John Calipari’s departure from the University of Memphis, the mood among a small group of people who will be instrumental in hiring the next men’s basketball coach would best be characterized as angry, bitter and ready to spend some cash.

According to several people involved in the process, Memphis will be able to wave a significant amount of money in front of candidates over the next several days, though it obviously doesn’t guarantee that a big name will be willing to come.