Tony Barbee Accepts Auburn Job, Will Face Mentor John Calipari in SEC

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Tony Barbee Accepts Auburn Job, Will Face Mentor John Calipari in SEC Tony Barbee worked from 2000-06 under John Calipari at the University of Memphis, a period in which the Tigers averaged nearly 25 wins per season.

Barbee turned that success into a head coaching position at the University of Texas El Paso for four seasons. Now, Barbee is heading back to the SEC, as he accepted a job as head coach of the Auburn Tigers. Starting next year, he’ll be squaring off with Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats.

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Tony Barbee Accepts Auburn Job, Will Face Mentor John Calipari in SEC

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“We have challenges in front of us, but we also have great opportunities with everything Auburn has to offer — a great university, outstanding community, tremendous fan support, and a terrific new arena and practice facility. The time is now to take Auburn basketball to new heights.”
–Barbee, on his new job and its challenges

Comment of the day

It’s been a little while since I studied up on that list of faulty arguments, but I think this one may qualify.

“plus/minus is a useless stat in hockey. please dont base on argument around it. the only time any one should talk about plus/minus us when they are talking about bobby’s +127.”
–sean

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