Bruce Pearl gets Auburn contract extension despite FBI investigation
The Auburn Tigers are giving Bruce Pearl a contract extension despite the ongoing FBI investigation into the program.
The school announced Monday that Pearl will have his contract extended through 2022-23 after a successful season on the court.
Auburn announces it's extended Bruce Pearl's contract through the 2022-23 season. FBI? What FBI?
— Dana O'Neil (@DanaONeilWriter) June 4, 2018
Pearl led Auburn to a 26-8 season and the second round of the NCAA Tournament despite the investigation hanging over his program. If you believe the reports, said investigation, plus Pearl’s hesitance to comply with it, could have cost him his job last year, but obviously the Auburn brass has been sufficiently impressed by his conduct and his coaching to keep him around for a while longer.