Rhoades confirms Anderson to return as Mizzou hoops boss in 2016-2017

Missouri Athletic Director Mack Rhoades has announced that Kim Anderson will get a third season as head coach of the Tigers.  Anderson’s future with the school was murky, after back-to-back 3-15 seasons in the SEC, and an overall mark of 19-44 since taking over the program at his alma mater in 2014.

The 60-year old Anderson won the Division Two national championship at Central Missouri in 2014, and was named coach at Mizzou shortly thereafter, taking over for Frank Haith, who took the opening at Tulsa.

“As we turn our attention to next season we remain fully committed to providing our coaches and student-athletes with the resources and support they need to win at the highest level,” Rhoades said in a statement on Wednesday. “I look forward to working with Coach Anderson to reestablish the proud and winning tradition of Mizzou basketball.”

Missouri self-imposed a postseason ban in January after admitting NCAA violations that occurred in the program under Haith’s watch. The Tigers also vacated 23 wins from Haith’s final season in Columbia. Haith left Missouri shortly after the school received a verbal notice of inquiry from the NCAA.  Upon his hiring at MU, Anderson signed a five-year contract.