The wait is over, Bruce Pearl has a job. Pearl accepted a position with H.T. Hackney Co., a Knoxville-based wholesale grocery company that provides products to stores. The company does not have a basketball team; Pearl will be the vice president of marketing. I believe he took the job to receive discounts on burgers, buns, and chips for future cookouts in his home, although, I can’t confirm that.
“I worked for 33 years — my entire coaching career — to get to a place like Knoxville,” the former coach said in a statement. “This is where my family lives, this is home. We have made life-long friends here and we are very blessed to have this opportunity.” [via GoVolsExtra]
With the new job, Pearl carries on the Tennessee basketball tradition of working at a grocery store after basketball.
We wish Bruce Pearl the best with his new endeavors. May all his produce be fresh.