Charles Barkley Says Auburn ‘Can’t Afford Me’ As Its Athletics Director

Looks like the NBA legend’s alma mater will have to look elsewhere to fill the position.

Auburn University is looking for a new athletics director, and for them, one name will have to be crossed off their list – if it was even on it in the first place.

On Monday (Sept. 19), NBA legend and former Tiger Charles Barkley, while at the Basketball Golf Classic, was asked if he’d be open to filling the position.

"They can't afford me," he replied.

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Even though he isn’t looking to be his alma mater’s top athletics executive, he annually attends the donor golf event with Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl to raise funds for the basketball program.

When asked about what he thinks of Auburn AD Allen Greene’s resignation and the search for a new athletic director he said, "Allen Greene is a great friend of mine. I was disappointed he’s not going to be around. I talk to him quite a bit. I love the guy. I think he did a fabulous job at Auburn, and he’s going to be missed.”

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