Tennessee is focusing its coaching search on Michael White of Louisiana Tech.
The Volunteers are looking for a replacement for Cuonzo Martin, who left the program for California.
A source told CBSSports.com that UT has informally contacted some "A-list" candidates but that the interest hasn't been mutual. Another source told CBSSports.com that at least one potential candidate expressed no interest mostly because Tennessee's roster is in bad shape.
White just finished his third season at Louisiana Tech, where he averaged 28 wins over the past two seasons and finished tied for first both years.