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Bruce Pearl’s contract details at Auburn released

Jun 7, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

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Details of Auburn coaches’ contracts were released on Friday and it includes the details of men’s basketball head coach Bruce Pearl’s new six-year deal.

According to James Crepea of the Montgomery Advertiser, the deal is worth $14.7 million and includes $250,000 in base salary and $975,000 in both endorsement rights and media appearances, with increases of $50,000 annually in both. Peal also got a one-time signing bonus of $500,000.

The former Tennessee head coach also has 16 performance bonuses which includes $25,000 for 20 wins or nine SEC wins in each of the next two seasons, or 22 wins, 25 wins of a NIT title. Pearl can also receive a $500,00 bonus for winning the national title.

Also of note in Pearl’s contract, he will owe Auburn $500,000 if he violates his NCAA show-cause penalty.

The buyout for Pearl’s contract is for 50 percent of his remaining contract. There’s a decreasing sum Pearl would owe for each year he would leave Auburn, beginning with $5 million if he left before April 15, 2016 and decreasing by $1 million each year through 2020. A final amount of $250,000 would remain if Pearl left after April 15, 2020, but before the end of this contract, which runs through June 2020.

Auburn is investing quite a bit in Pearl, but the buyout is a tough 50 percent and is high for the next few seasons.

  1. iwearshoesinhentucky - Jun 7, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Bruce Pearl is still scum of the earth.

  2. onbucky96 - Jun 7, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    2yrs b4 the NCAA comes sniffing around. Pearl is a Con Man, pure and simple. Enjoy the drama Tigers fans.

  3. cranespy - Jun 8, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Worst hire ever. The man has anger issues and in his words……”will be whatever race” he needs to be to win over a recruits mother. As well as Auburn did with the FB hiring of Malzahn they then nuke it all by hiring this slime.

  4. cranespy - Jun 8, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Pearl makes Coach Cal look like a choir boy!

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