AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Former Auburn All-American and NBA player Chuck Person is returning to the school as an assistant coach.
New Tigers coach Bruce Pearl announced the hiring of the program's top scorer on Monday.
Person was a two-time All-America from 1983-86. He led Auburn to the Elite Eight in the 1986 NCAA tournament and spent 14 years in the NBA after getting drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the fourth overall pick.
Person was an assistant coach with five NBA teams from 2000-13 and had been coaching in South Korea.
He interviewed for Auburn's head coaching job in 2010, when Tony Barbee was hired.
Pearl says Person's hiring made it a ''special day for Auburn basketball.''
Person hasn't graduated but says he will finish his degree ''very quickly.''

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