In a interview with ESPN 106.7's The Lunch Break on Friday, former Auburn basketball player KT Harrell announced he would be returning to Auburn to join the men's basketball staff.
"[Bruce Pearl] offered me a position to be a grad assistant. So, I'm actually gonna be coming back down to Auburn," Harrell said.
Harrell was a senior during Pearl's first season at Auburn. Auburn went 4-14 in the SEC that year before catching fire in the SEC tournament. The Tigers won three games in Nashville, beating Mississippi State, Texas A&M and LSU in overtime.
That Auburn team fell in the championship game against undefeated (33-0) Kentucky.
"I think we really lit the match for what Pearl and his coaching staff have been able to do," Harrell said.
Harrell led the team in scoring both of his seasons before going undrafted and playing professional basketball overseas.
"It's always been on my mind," Harrell said of coaching. "I knew I wasn't going to be able to play forever. I wanted to be a part of the game, teach, and help younger guys ... I'm excited."
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