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UT picks Alabama's executive athletic director as new AD

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KNOXVILLE (WRCB/AP) - A new leader is coming to Rocky Top and he comes from the Crimson Tide.

Tennessee has hired Alabama's Dave Hart as its vice chancellor and athletic director.

The university said in a news release it will hold a news conference at 6:30 p.m. to introduce Hart, who has worked since August 2008 as executive director of athletics assisting Alabama athletic director Mal Moore.

Tennessee had been looking for a new athletic director since Mike Hamilton resigned in June in the wake of a lengthy NCAA investigation.

Hart has also has advised the Atlantic Coast Conference and was athletic director at Florida State for 13 years. The Seminoles one a national title during his tenure there. He graduated from Alabama and played basketball for C.M. Newton.

Hart is the father of UT Chattanooga athletic director Rick Hart.

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