The Missouri Tigers do not have time to worry about Frank Haith doing Frank Haith things elsewhere. The school, after speculation ran rampant on social media, has finally announced the hiring of Kim Anderson as their brand spanking new head coach.
Who is Kim Anderson, you ask? Well, he spent the last 12 years coaching the heck out of the kids at Central Missouri. Yeah, yeah, Central Missouri is a D-II school, but he did lead them to three (Division II) Final Fours and the 2014 (Division II) National Title.
Not sold yet, Missouri fan?
Anderson was an assistant with the school. Before that, well, he played hoops for the Tigers. All-in-all, Anderson is as much a Missouri Tiger as the gosh slam mascot. He just so happens to have zero Division I head coaching experience. But hey, ask Jim Tressel what he thinks about the lack of D-I experience being a thing of importance.
I am not going to lie and say I know a ton about Anderson’s coaching acumen. However, many have said that he is an incredible on-the-court coach, but will really need help in the recruiting aspect of his game.
As with everything, time will tell if this happened to be a good hire for Missouri.