Former Missouri star Kim Anderson is coming home.
Anderson, who was inducted in to the university’s Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999 for his career as a player from 1973-77, accepted the school’s vacant head coaching position last night.
While he has no D-I head coaching experience, Anderson went 274-94 in 12 years at D-II Central Missouri, leading the Mules to a national title last season
Via The Kansas City Star:
Anderson, 58 and a Sedalia native, has strong ties to the Missouri basketball program’s glory years under Norm Stewart, who retired in 1999. Anderson interviewed to be Stewart’s replacement, but Alden hired Quin Snyder instead.
Fifteen years later, Alden reached back into Missouri’s past as a guide for its future.
“Obviously, I’m humbled and appreciative and feel privileged to be able to do this,” Anderson said Monday night during an interview that aired on Missouri’s athletics website.