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One of our most under appreciated court legends, Bryant Smith, added to Pearl's staff today.
 

 

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Bruce Pearl adds former Tiger Bryant Smith to support staff

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Bruce Pearl has replaced one former Auburn standout with another on his support staff.

Bryant Smith has been added to the Tigers' staff as a student assistant, the program announced Friday morning. Pearl is also bringing in Geoff Gray, a point guard in the Israeli Basketball Premier League, as a grad assistant.

In late July, grad assistant KT Harrell, a former All-SEC guard who played under Pearl in his first season at Auburn, landed a Division-I job as director of basketball operations at FAU.

A team captain on Auburn's 1998-99 SEC championship team, Smith started at forward his final two seasons with the program. The Huntsville, Alabama, native averaged 13.3 points, 6.6 boards and 2.4 steals per game as a junior in 1997-98.

"We are so thrilled to welcome Bryant Smith back to our program," Pearl said. "It's important to add another former player on our staff, who knows what it means to be an Auburn Man. He was also a part of teams that made history throughout his playing career on the Plains. He will be an invaluable mentor to our players having once been in their shoes."

Bryant played 14 seasons overseas.

"The opportunity to pour back into our players is very humbling," Smith said. "I hope to use my experiences, as a collegian and professional, to help continue to mold them into great players and even better Auburn Men."

Gray averaged 20.4 points per game at Emerson College during his senior season in 2018-19, leading the Lions to a conference title and a Division-III NCAA tournament berth. He went to Israel after graduation and played for two different pro teams in the country's premier league. Auburn played its foreign tour in Israel last month.

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"I am ecstatic to be a part of this elite coaching staff and program," Gray said. "I have followed Coach Pearl and Auburn men's basketball for years. I could not think of a better way to transition into this next chapter of my career. I am very excited for the opportunity to learn from the best of the best in college basketball."

Auburn opens its 2022-23 campaign at home against George Mason on Nov. 7.

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18 minutes ago, augolf1716 said:

I'll never forget this play

,,, as long as YouTube is there to remind me,,, who it was,,, when it was.

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23 hours ago, augolf1716 said:

Fantastic one of my all time favorite players I'll never forget this play

 

Agree. Porter got all of the headlines but Smith was the glue, IMO

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Love love love it. One of my all time favorite players. Bruce dialed up another home run with this. 

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