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Author Topic: Bruce Pearl: The journey from Rocky Top to The Plain  (Read 25676 times)

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Re: Bruce Pearl: The journey from Rocky Top to The Plain
« Reply #550 on: March 19, 2018, 05:24:41 pm »


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Auburn's offense struggled mightily in the first half, leading to their 31-point loss to Clemson.

It's tied for the largest margin of defeat by an SEC team in an NCAA Tournament game (Arkansas lost to UNC in 2008).
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Re: Bruce Pearl: The journey from Rocky Top to The Plain
« Reply #551 on: March 20, 2018, 06:21:52 am »

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Auburn's historic season came to a screeching halt on Sunday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but Bruce Pearl is set to cash in on the Tigers' memorable year
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Auburn's historic season came to a screeching halt on Sunday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but Bruce Pearl is set to cash in on the Tigers' memorable year.

Despite the lopsided loss to Clemson, Pearl's team put together one of the more unforgettable seasons in program history -- especially given the circumstances following the FBI's probe into then-assistant coach Chuck Person back in September. After guiding the Tigers to a 26-win season, a share of the SEC title and the program's first NCAA Tournament berth in 15 years, Pearl is due to collect on substantial contractual bonuses.

Per the terms of the contract Pearl signed four years ago, the Auburn coach earned $250,000 in bonuses this season on top of his $2,475,000 base salary.

Pearl earned a $25,000 bonus for reaching 22 wins, which Auburn accomplished Feb. 10 on the road against Georgia. He earned an additional $25,000 for reaching 25 wins on the season, which Auburn accomplished in its regular-season finale against South Carolina at home on March 3.

That game also triggered two additional bonuses for Pearl.

With that win, Auburn clinched a share of its first SEC regular-season title since 1999, going wire to wire in the league and earning Pearl an additional $100,000. It also earned Pearl a $50,000 for attracting more than 8,300 fans to half of Auburn's 16 home games this season.

Tigers officially sold out seven of their 16 games at Auburn Arena, which seats 9,121 fans, though the terms of the contract define a "sold-out" home game as at least 8,300 fans -- a mark the team surpassed in its home SEC opener against Arkansas on Jan. 6, with 8,950 in attendance. The only SEC home game that was not defined as "sold-out" by those terms was the team's lone home loss against Texas A&M on Feb. 7, which had an official attendance of 7,631.

Pearl also earned a $50,000 bonus for taking Auburn to the NCAA Tournament, snapping a 15-year program drought. The Tigers earned a No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region, won their first-round game against 13-seed College of Charleston and then lost to fifth-seeded Clemson in the second round -- which prevented Pearl from triggering another $50,000 for a Sweet 16 berth.

Those bonuses will be paid to Pearl by May 30, according to his contract.

Auburn's coach could earn as much as $75,000 in additional bonuses in the coming months when the NCAA releases its annual academic progress rate reports.
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Bruce Pearl
« Reply #552 on: March 21, 2018, 06:16:46 pm »


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The NCAA ruled that Danjel Purifoy will regain his eligibility after the first 30 percent of next basketball season.
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Re: Bruce Pearl: The journey from Rocky Top to The Plain
« Reply #553 on: March 29, 2018, 05:37:33 am »

Auburn University president Steven Leath agreed with athletic director Allen Greene's assessment on Wednesday that the program will "stay the course" in men's basketball.

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Leath provided a statement regarding Greene's comments earlier in the day that Bruce Pearl would "absolutely" remain Auburn's men's basketball coach barring any developments in the FBI or NCAA investigation.

"Allen is fully capable of managing the situation," Leath said in a statement. "That's why we hired him. He's absolutely correct in how he is handling it and what he said. Allen understands that the state of college basketball as a whole isn't in a great place, but I'm confident that he and coach Pearl will work together through all the necessary and appropriate processes and, as he said, stay the course and operate with integrity.

"I'm already looking forward to another exciting season of Auburn basketball.

"We want to do it the right way and it's unfortunate that the state of college basketball is where it is," Greene said. "We didn't get that way overnight. We certainly won't fix things overnight. But knowing the process of the FBI and NCAA investigation is - who knows how long it's going to be? But it's going to be lengthy. So, I think it's in our best interest to stay the course."

Prior to Auburn's appearance in the NCAA Tournament earlier this month, its first in 15 years, Leath released a statement saying Pearl is "working with university officials as part of our due diligence."

Leath's statements this month are in stark contrast to those he made during the fall, when he expressed frustration with Pearl's lack of cooperation with the school's internal review of the program, and in January, when he said Pearl would have to meet with him "sooner or later."
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Re: Bruce Pearl: The journey from Rocky Top to The Plain
« Reply #554 on: April 01, 2018, 07:54:13 am »

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Bruce Pearl named 2018 Red Auerbach National Coach of the Year


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Auburn coach Bruce Pearl was named the 2018 Red Auerbach National Coach of the Year on Saturday by the Jewish Coaches Association.

Pearl was award the annual honor on Saturday in San Antonio during the JCA's annual meeting, which was held in the same city as this year's Final Four. Pearl also won the award in 2010.

Did not get passed over due to FBI investigation.
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Re: Bruce Pearl: The journey from Rocky Top to The Plain
« Reply #555 on: April 12, 2018, 05:45:55 pm »

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What are the best-case (and worse-case) scenarios for Auburn basketball's 2018-19 roster? | http://AL.com  https://trib.al/ElYQTv2


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Starting with the departures of Desean Murray and Davion Mitchell and working under the assumption that all four players to declare for the draft pursue a professional career and don't return to Auburn, the Tigers will have just six scholarship players returning with no point guard.

The roster under such a premise would be Anfernee McLemore, Horace Spencer, Chuma Okeke, Danjel Purifoy, Malik Dunbar and Samir Doughty.
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Re: Bruce Pearl: The journey from Rocky Top to The Plain
« Reply #556 on: April 25, 2018, 06:31:03 am »

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Discussions are ongoing between Bruce Pearl and new Auburn athletic director Allen Greene on a contract extension for the fifth-year coach.

Here's where things stand: https://trib.al/WhRK2yF


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Pearl is entering the fifth year of his original six-year contract, which has $5.25 million in base salary remaining. According to USA Today, Pearl's salary ranked seventh among 13 public school coaches in the SEC last season, not including the $250,000 in bonuses he earned in leading Auburn to a share of its first SEC regular-season championship since 1999 and first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003.

At the time he was fired, then-associate head coach Chuck Person was earning approximately $280,000, according to payroll records.

Assistants Harris Adler and Steven Pearl are earning approximately $184,000 and $160,000, respectively, per Auburn payroll records. Chad Prewett, who served as an interim assistant coach last season but is expected to return to director of operations now that Wes Flanigan has joined the staff, is earning $120,000.
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Re: Bruce Pearl: The journey from Rocky Top to The Plain
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Re: Bruce Pearl: The journey from Rocky Top to The Plain
« Reply #561 on: May 25, 2018, 08:12:30 pm »

Auburn basketball assistant coach Harris Adler to leave profession


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Auburn basketball's top assistant coach is leaving the profession.

Harris Adler, who spent the past four years at Auburn under Bruce Pearl, announced his decision to leave the coaching profession and return to his native Philadelphia with his family.

A licensed pharmacist, Adler holds a master's degree in higher education administration ...
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Re: Bruce Pearl: The journey from Rocky Top to The Plain
« Reply #562 on: June 01, 2018, 05:42:01 pm »

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Contracts for Chad Prewett and Steven Pearl, Bruce Pearl's son, expired Friday without any official announcement as to whether they'll be renewed https://trib.al/aMy6Q59

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Auburn extends Bruce Pearl's contract through 2022-23
« Reply #563 on: June 05, 2018, 06:25:22 am »

Bruce Pearl is staying in Auburn.

After leading Auburn to its third SEC regular-season title, and first since 1999, and first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003, Pearl's contract has been extended through 2022-23.


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"It was a historic season for Auburn basketball and one that was matched by excellence in the classroom as well," Auburn athletic director Allen Greene said in a statement. "We take great pride in providing our student-athletes with an abundance of resources to help with their overall development. Coach Pearl shares my commitment to ensuring the holistic development of our student-athletes and adhering to the mission of Auburn University as an institution of higher learning."

Pearl was set to enter the fifth year of his original six-year contract, which had $5.25 million in base salary remaining. The extension now gives him five years remaining on his deal, which calls for Pearl to earn $2.6 million in 2018-19 with $100,000 increases per year for a total of $14 million through 2022-23.

"Our coaches and student-athletes believe in Auburn and we love it," Pearl said in a statement. "We came here to work hard, make a positive difference on the campus and in the community and bring credibility and championships back to Auburn basketball. I'm grateful to president Dr. Steven Leath and director of athletics Allen Greene for their commitment and support. My family is blessed to be a part of the Auburn Family."
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