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Friday, March 26, 2010

Barbee wants to bring championship to Auburn

Here's how today's story about new Auburn basketball coach Tony Barbee starts:

AUBURN, Ala. — Tony Barbee made it a point to reference Auburn’s apex as a basketball school shortly after being introduced as the Tigers’ new coach Thursday evening.

He effortlessly rattled off the marquee hoops names in the school’s history — Sonny Smith, Charles Barkley, Chuck Person, Wesley Person — at a dais set up at midcourt of the still-under-construction, $92.5 million Auburn Arena he’ll soon inherit.

“When you talk about the great players, great teams, great coaches … there is a precedent that has been set with this program and that it has been done before,” Barbee said. “And when you look at the Auburn Arena, why can’t it be done again? That is why I am here.”

Read the full thing here. And follow the blog on Twitter for instant updates, especially since spring football is underway.

Oh, but that's not all the Barbee coverage you'll be getting today. Also have a look at ...

  • This article I wrote about Barbee's relationship with mentor John Calipari, who has Kentucky one step away from the Final Four.
  • Just interested in reading the quotes instead of hearing them? Or perhaps you'd like to read comments by athletics director Jay Jacobs and guard Frankie Sullivan? Click on the blog post.

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