Auburn hires UTEP's Barbee

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn will pay basketball coach Tony Barbee
$1.5 million annually over the next six years.
The university released a letter of agreement with Barbee on
Thursday outlining the terms. The former UTEP coach will be
formally introduced later in the day.
Barbee will receive a base salary of $225,000 with the rest
coming from endorsements and television, radio and Internet rights
along with fundraising and personal appearances.
Auburn was paying Jeff Lebo $785,000 before his firing after six
seasons.
Barbee will also receive two dealer cars or car allowances
equaling 5 percent of his base salary. He is also eligible for
academic and performance bonuses, but those details were not
released.
Barbee will receive a written contract covering the entire
agreement.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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