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Bruce Pearl officially introduced as Auburn's new men's basketball coach (video)

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Bruce Pearl was officially introduced as Auburn's new men's basket basketball coach at Auburn Arena, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Bruce Pearl was officially introduced as Auburn's new men's basket basketball coach at Auburn Arena, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs formally introduced Bruce Pearl as the new men's basketball coach in front of massive, excited crowd at Auburn Arena Tuesday night.

Pearl, who jumped into the arms of fans who had gathered at the airport to greet him, inked a 6-year deal worth $2.2 million annually, replacing Tony Barbee, who was fired less than a week ago following the Tigers' opening round loss in the SEC Tournament.

Pearl ended his news conference by yelling "war eagle" before leaving the boisterous crowd with two words:  "I'm baacckk."

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