KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer has accepted a job as a special assistant to university president John Petersen. <br />
A university spokeswoman confirmed the deal to The Associated Press but did not immediately have specifics about his terms of hire or his salary. <br />
Fulmer announced on Nov. 3 that he would not return to coach the Volunteers next season at the request of the university. Athletic director Mike Hamilton said at the time he hoped the coach of 17 years would remain at Tennessee in an administrative capacity. <br />
Fulmer has said he's still interested in coaching but only wanted to pursue positions at passionate football schools. <br />
Fulmer's contract included a $6 million buyout.
Joe Johnson scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and the streaking Atlanta Hawks beat the Indiana Pacers 110-104 on Tuesday night. Josh Smith had 24 points, Mike Bibby scored 15 and Al Horford added 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Hawks, who have won six straight games and nine of 10.
In an event that bore notable similarities to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race a week earlier, Denny Hamlin won Saturday’s Hisense 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a pass on the final lap.
Gainesville's Spencer Ralston was named Class AAAAA boys player of the year, while North Hall's Bartley Forrester was named first team for Class AAAA boys in the 2016 Georgia High School Golf Coaches Association (GHSGCA) All-State team released this week.