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Auburn gives basketball coach Bruce Pearl 5-year extension

Auburn has given basketball coach Bruce Pearl a five-year contract extension.

Posted: Jun 4, 2018 4:20 PM

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn has given basketball coach Bruce Pearl a five-year contract extension.

Pearl led the Tigers to a share of their first Southeastern Conference regular season title since 1999 last season despite having two top players ineligible. The extension announced Monday runs through the 2022-2023 season.

Pearl is set to make $2.6 million this year with a $100,000 annual raise. The five-year total not counting bonuses will be $14 million.

Pearl faced questions about his job security all season. Before the season, Auburn fired associate head coach Chuck Person, who is facing federal charges as part of a probe into corruption in college basketball. The NCAA ruled center Austin Wiley and forward Danjel Purifoy ineligible last season after their families allegedly accepted money during the recruiting process.

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