Kim Anderson of Mizzou basketball was asked to step away from his duties this past weekend and now the position is vacant. Who are some potential suitors to land the Mizzou basketball job?
After three disappointing seasons, Kim Anderson and the Missouri Tigers are no more. Anderson was asked to step away from his duties at the Tigers basketball coach after going 7-23 in the 2016-2017 season.
Overall, Anderson led the Tigers to a 26-57 record during his three years in Columbia and the team had lost 35 straight road games. The former Tiger player was the hot coaching candidate for MU after Frank Haith split, and was coming off of a Division II Championship with the Central Missouri Mules.
Anderson’s success at UCM was why Missouri fans wanted the team to land him and they got their wish in April of 2014. The job was an impossible task from the start, but Anderson handled the situation with class all the way through.
Now, Mizzou will look to move on and find a guy to replace Anderson.
Before we begin, it’s worth noting that the Missouri job isn’t a bad one. Sure, the university has had its fair share of problems over the past few years, but things really can’t get much worse there.
MU is apart of the SEC, which aside from Kentucky, isn’t a basketball conference. Mizzou has the chance to be a favorable team in the SEC when it comes to college hoops, which makes this a more desirable job than say… Kansas State, who has to face Kansas twice a year in basketball every year.
Now let’s view the potential candidates.