KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Grocery wholesaler H.T. Hackney Co. here said Tuesday it has hired former University of Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl as vice president of marketing effective Thursday, Sept. 1. "I've known Bruce Pearl for years — his leadership, competitiveness and understanding of marketing is a great fit for our organization," said Bill Sansom, president and chief executive officer, H.T. Hackney. Pearl coached the Volunteers for six seasons. He was fired in March after ...

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