In case you missed it Tuesday, there were a couple of big coaching moves in the world of men's basketball.

Washington State fired men's basketball coach Ken Bone and Auburn hired Bruce Pearl.

Bone was let go after five seasons. The Cougars were 80-86 and 29-61 in the Pac-12 during his tenure. He failed to reach the NCAA Tournament during his time at Washington State.

Bone was in the fifth year of a seven-year contract. His buyout included the final two years of his contract worth the remaining $1.7 million.

As for Pearl, he's netted a six-year deal for $2.2 million annually, with built in $100,000 raises each year, according to ESPN. That for a guy that's still in trouble with the NCAA which prevents him from recruiting until Aug. 23.

NCAA spokeswoman Emily James said Auburn has 30 days to file a report to the Committee on Infractions either contesting or accepting the show-cause penalty barring Pearl from recruiting.

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said he believes Pearl "has learned from his mistake," but did not indicate whether the school would try to contest the penalty.

Typically CU reviews Tad Boyle's contract and extends it by a season each summer. In 2013, the school gave him a $700,000 per season raise, increasing his annual salary to $1,490,020.


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Just some food for thought ... what would Boyle, who has taken the Buffs to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including this year when Spencer Dinwiddie was sidelined in January, command on the open market?