Bruce Pearl Hired As Head Coach For Auburn

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Bruce Pearl will be the next coach of the Auburn Tigers, Pearl and the school confirmed Tuesday.

“I’m humbled and blessed to be back in the game that I love,” Pearl said in a statement. “I don’t know how long it will take, but it’s time to rebuild the Auburn basketball program and bring it to a level of excellence so many of the other teams on campus enjoy.”

Pearl, 54, was fired in 2011 after taking Tennessee to the NCAA tournament in each of his six seasons.

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