Less than an hour after the Tigers' loss against South Carolina in the first round of the SEC Basketball Tournament, Tony Barbee has been fired from his position of Auburn head coach. Coming off of a dissapointing 74-56 loss against the Gamecocks, Jay Jacobs decided to finally pull the plug on the Barbee era at Auburn.
"After careful evaluation of the last four years, I feel this is best for the program," Jacobs said in a statement. "I believe we should compete for championships in men's basketball. It's time for somebody else to have a turn. We need to find somebody to come in here and take what we have here now and put some more in and compete for SEC titles."
So with that news officially out, who should the Tigers look towards for the future of the basketball program? Possibly Toledo's Tod Kowalczyk, or maybe former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl? Auburn certainly isn't a top-notch basketball program, but with all of the money invested in recent years, the Tigers should have some better pickings than in 2010.