MENS BASKETBALL

Auburn, Pearl agree to extension

Associated Press

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has agreed to a contract extension to remain on the Plains.

Pearl stands to make more than $50 million under a new eight-year contract. Pearl's pay will start at $5.4 million with a $250,000 annual increase that would allow him to make $7.15 million in the final year.

"By leading Auburn's men's basketball program to unprecedented heights, coach Bruce Pearl has earned this contract extension that's commensurate with his level of achievement within the Southeastern Conference," Greene said in a statement. "We are thrilled to agree on terms that will keep BP on the Plains for many years to come while investing in his assistant coaches and support staff."

The Tigers made back to back NCAA Tournament appearances and were 25-6 when the tournament was canceled because of COVID-19 in 2020. He led Auburn to the Final Four in 2019.

Auburn has the best overall record in the SEC over the last five years. Auburn is 113-39 over the last four-plus seasons even with a 13-14 record last season.

Auburn athletics press release

January 28, 2022




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