AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl has received a vote of confidence from the Tigers’ new athletic director.
Allen Greene told WJOX-FM in Birmingham on Wednesday that it’s “absolutely” his intention to stand by Pearl barring further developments from the FBI or NCAA.
Auburn hired a Birmingham law firm to conduct a review of Pearl’s program after last September’s arrest of then-associate head coach Chuck Person on federal corruption charges.
Person allegedly accepted money in exchange for promising to steer Auburn players to a financial advisor when they turn pro.
Greene, who was hired in January, says Pearl “feels like he’s done nothing wrong.”
The AD added that he doesn’t “have a reason to do anything other than what we’ve been doing and supporting him and his student-athletes.”
Auburn won a share of its first Southeastern Conference regular season title since 1999.
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