Auburn director of athletics Allen Greene announced via his Twitter account on Friday a contract extension for men's basketball head coach Bruce Pearl that will keep him in Eastern Alabama "for a long, long time."

"War Eagle, Auburn Family," Greene said. "Tonight's a great night. I've got a big surprise for you. We locked him up."

Greene then turned the camera to Pearl, who said:

War Eagle, everybody. Listen, it wasn't that hard. I'm grateful to Allen, I'm grateful to the administration, Dr. Gogue, and Gen. Burgess and the folks who worked on this. My family and I are going to be able to stay and be your basketball coach for a long, long time.