Martin remembers getting the call from Tennessee two days before officially announcing he would accept the position.Martin was interviewed for the Georgia Tech job last March, but both sides decided to go a different route after recruiting with academic restrictions became a sticking point.
"I had 48 hours to make the decision," Martin said. "It was a case where I sat down with my wife and family and weighed the decision. We had options."
Martin wouldn't discuss what other schools had offered him a position, but he did reveal that UT's fan base was the overwhelming factor.
The former Purdue star reportedly turned down the Illinois job after this season.
Go Vols Xtra: Cuonzo Martin reflects on first year at UT