Mike Anderson leaves Mizzou for Arkansas basketball job
12:37 AM, Mar 24, 2011www.ksdk.com
St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - The rumors and speculation can stop. Mike Anderson has accepted a job as the head coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team, NewsChannel 5 Sports Director Rene Knott has confirmed.
In five seasons as the Mizzou head basketball coach, Anderson achieved a 111-56 record, including 13 wins over ranked opponents and four wins in the NCAA Tournament. Mizzou won the Big 12 Tournament and reached the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament in the 2008-09 season. That Big 12 Tournament title was the first in the school's history.
Prior to his stint with the Missouri Tigers, Anderson coached the men's basketball team at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB). His teams appeared in three NCAA Tournaments and qualified for the NIT once. The Blazers were Conference USA regular season co-champions in 2003-04, and made it all the way to the Sweet 16 that year. Anderson left UAB with a 89-41 coaching record.
In nine years as a head coach, Anderson's teams have never finished below .500. His teams won 20 or more games seven times.
Anderson has a special connection with the University of Arkansas. He served as an assitant to head coach Nolan Richardson from 1985 to 2002.
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