Missouri Names Kim Anderson Next Head Coach

by April 29, 2014

by Bill DiFilippo

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.

Anderson was an assistant at Missouri twice, from 1982-85 and 1991-99. He will replace Frank Haith, who was named Tulsa’s new head coach last week.