published Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Bruce Pearl takes job as VP for Knoxville company

Bruce Pearl raises his arms to the crowd after the Vols defeated No. 1 Kansas in 2010.
Staff Photo by Angela Lewis/Chattanooga Times Free Press
Bruce Pearl raises his arms to the crowd after the Vols defeated No. 1 Kansas in 2010. Staff Photo by Angela Lewis/Chattanooga Times Free Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl has taken a job with a Knoxville-based wholesale grocery company as a vice president of marketing.

Pearl had also been considering an offer to coach the Texas Legends of the NBA’s developmental league but says in a statement released today that he feels Knoxville is home for him and his family.

He will begin working at H.T. Hackney on Thursday. The company is led by Chairman and CEO Bill Sansom, a former University of Tennessee trustee.

Pearl was fired from Tennessee in March in the wake of a two-year NCAA investigation that culminated Wednesday with a three-year show-cause penalty against the coach.

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una61 said...

If lying is a prereq, then he should do well.

August 30, 2011 at 5:55 p.m.
librul said...

Heckuva golden parachute there, Bruce.

August 30, 2011 at 8:10 p.m.
Selah said...

To be in the land of the rich and famous...no rules, no real consequences...

August 30, 2011 at 10:11 p.m.
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