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Tony Barbee dismissed as Auburn men's head basketball coach

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AUBURN, AL (WBRC) -

The Auburn Athletics Department confirms Tony Barbee has been dismissed as the men's basketball head coach.

Barbee lead the program for the last four seasons. Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs says he had hoped to see "significant improvement" in the team this year and when that didn't happen, Barbee was dismissed.

"I want to thank Coach Barbee and his staff for all they have done over the past four years," Jacobs said in a press release. "I sincerely appreciate all they have given to Auburn and wish each of them and their families nothing but the best."

Jacobs says the search for a new coach begins immediately.

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