Chuck Person Auburn basketball Bruce Pearl

Published 04/07 2014 03:19PM

Updated 04/07 2014 03:39PM

Chuck Person as Los Angeles Laker assistant in this fie photo
Chuck Person as Los Angeles Laker assistant in this fie photo/Courtesy: ESPN
Former Auburn Tiger standout Chuck Person will join the staff of newly-hired head basketball coach Bruce Pearl according to the university and multiple media reports.

"It means everything," Person commented regarding his hiring in an article appearing on the website AL.com. "Being in the pros was a lifelong dream as a player and a coach, but to come back to the university where you really made an impact ... to be a part of this staff, to help grow" the program is "really special,” he told the website.

Person is the leading scorer in Auburn history. He also enjoyed a successful NBA career and served as assistant coach with several teams including the Los Angeles Lakers.

Pearl was hired last month after coach Tony Barbee was fired following the SEC Tournament.

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