UT basketball coach Donnie Tyndall fine with nickname 'Donnie Knoxville'

photo New Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall answers questions from the media at the Big Orange Caravan appearance at The Chattanoogan in this file photo.

New Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall was a recent guest on "Press Row" on ESPN Chattanooga's 105.1 The Zone. Tyndall's first month resulted in eight new signees as well as the departure of all four signees who had been compiled by predecessor Cuonzo Martin.

Q: They've already printed the T-shirts. Do you like the name "Donnie Knoxville"?

A: "I've certainly been called worse, and I do like it. It has a positive context or tone to it, and as long as there are not bad things said or written about me, I'm fine with it.