Auburn confirm Bruce Pearl as new head coach

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Auburn men's basketball have moved quickly to fill their head coaching role.

First reported by on Tuesday, the school has confirmed the hiring of Bruce Pearl today.

He will replace Tony Barbee who was fired by the program after four seasons.

Peal arrives in Auburn after three years out the game following an NCAA investigation into recruiting violations in relation to his time at Tennessee, and he is excited about the opportunity to return:

"I am humbled and blessed to be back in the game that I love.

"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," he said.

Pearl found a level of success with Tennessee, making the NCAA Tournaments in each of his six years there.

And Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs is pleased to have him on board:

"From the moment I met Coach Pearl and heard his vision for our basketball program, it was clear he's the right man at the right time for Auburn.

"Coach Pearl is a proven winner who will bring energy and excitement to our program."

Auburn finished this season with a 13-16 record.

Pearl meanwhile is still serving his suspension which runs until August this year.

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