Mizzou Hires UCM's Anderson As New Tiger Hoops Boss

Date 2014/4/29 9:20:00 | Topic: Sports

The University of Missouri has hired former Tiger player and assistant coach Kim Anderson has the new head coach of the Tigers men's basketball program.

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Anderson has coached the Mules of Central Missouri over the past 12 seasons, amassing a record of 274-94, and guiding UCM to seven Division Two national tournament appearances, three Final Fours, and a national championship won last month, UCM's second in program history.

At Missouri, Anderson will replace Frank Haith, who left the Tiger program on April 18th to become the head coach at Tulsa. Haith won 76 games over three seasons, but failed to lead MU to the NCAA tournament this past season. The Tigers lost in the second round of the NIT.

Anderson has had two stints as an assistant coach at Missouri (1982-1985, 1991-1999) under longtime head coach Norm Stewart. He was also an assistant coach at Baylor University from 1985 to 1991.

As a player, Anderson scored 1,289 points at Missouri and was named the 1976-1977 Big 8 Player of the Year. He was a second-round draft pick of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers in 1977.





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