"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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