The Tigers coach can't be around recruits or be on the trail for four more months.
Auburn has rounded out its staff with the expected hire of La Salle assistant Harris Adler.
The coaching carousel is already in full motion and you can get the latest on all of the coaching hirings and firings here.
Mercer upset Duke. Iowa State lost a key player. Jarnell Stokes killed UMass. And why was VCU even contesting that Stephen F. Austin shot at the buzzer?
Rothstein: Auburn hits a home run by hiring Bruce Pearl, but it's also a great move for the down SEC. Also, Oklahoma-North Dakota State may be the best game in the round of 64.
All the former Tennessee coach has to do at Auburn is, you know, what he's already done once at Tennessee.
Auburn basketball is already more exciting than it's been in years.
The new Auburn coach is a splashy hire, but he won't be freed of all NCAA discipline until the late summer.
The former Tennessee coach is returning to the SEC.
Auburn fired Tony Barbee late Wednesday, less than an hour after the Tigers lost in their opening game of the SEC tournament, a source told CBSSports.com.

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