Interactive: Cuonzo Martin departure timeline

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January 27 -- Sports commentators start to wonder if Martin will be fired

David Climber of the Tennessean writes that Cuonzo Martin might be feeling the "Dooley Effect." That's a term he came up with to describe Derek Dooley (former Vol football coach) fired for "mediocrity."

February 17 -- "Bring Back Bruce" bandwagon grows among UT fans

After a tough loss to the Missouri Tigers, the Vols' overall record dropped to 15-10, and the speculation about his replacement went up. More than 11,000 fans had signed an online petition asking UT to rehire former head coach Bruce Pearl.

February 24-- Bruce Pearl: Backs Tennessee, Coach Martin

Former UT head coach Bruce Pearl speaks in Nashville while wearing orange and white; urges fans to support Cuonzo Martin.

March 18 -- Bruce Pearl hired by Auburn

Bruce Pearl gets hired by Auburn, which brings the chatter of "Bring Back Pearl" to an abrupt halt.

March 20 -- Questioning if Vols win saves Coach Martin's job

David Climber, from The Tennessean, writes that fans should give UT's Coach Martin some credit after defeating Iowa in overtime.

March 21 -- UT beats UMass in NCAA tournament

University of Tennessee Vols beat the UMass minutemen to get into the second round of the NCAA tournament.

March 24 -- UT cruises past Mercer to Sweet 16

UT makes it to the Sweet 16 under Coach Martin after defeating the Mercer Bears 83-63.

March 24 -- UT fans back on Cuonzo bandwagon after success in NCAA tournament

After a big weekend for the Vols, big orange country flip flops and starts a petition to give Coach Martin a pay raise and extension on his contract.

March 31 -- ESPN reports Cuonzo Martin has meeting with Marquette

ESPN reports their sources are saying Cuonzo Martin is considering leaving the Vols after a meeting with Marquette University in Wisconsin.

April 1 -- Marquette hires someone else

Marquette University hires Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski, meaning Martin hadn't taken the job.

April 1 -- Coach Martin says he's staying in Knoxville

UT Director of Athletics Dave Hart releases a statement saying Cuonzo Martin will remain Vols head coach.

April 15 -- Martin announces UT departure

News broke Tuesday afternoon that Cuonzo Martin would be leaving UT for University of California at Berkeley.


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