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Report: Mizzou's Mike Anderson to Arkansas

Posted on: March 19, 2011 10:09 pm
Edited on: March 20, 2011 12:32 am
 
Per reports, Mike Anderson is headed back to Arkansas

Posted by Eric Angevine

Nolan Richardson left the University of Arkansas in 2002. The team hasn't been back to the Final Four since, and Richardson hasn't coached in college again.

If reports are true, Arkansas is about to get the next best thing. Missouri head coach Mike Anderson, who played for Richardson at Tulsa and coached under him at Arkansas for 17 years, is expected to accept the head coaching job recently vacated by John Pelphrey.

The news hit tonight via a tweet from Chris Lincoln, Sports Director at KTUL-TV in Tulsa:

Reports out of Arkansas say Mizzou coach Mike Anderson to be introduced tomorrow in Fayetteville as Razorbacks new head basketball coach.
CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish has updated this story with the latest news from his sources. The sources agree that the deal is likely to be finalized soon, but that nothing official can be announced until some details are worked out.

Anderson has always run his own version of the high-pressure "Forty Minutes of Hell" system Richardson used to win the 1994 national championship.

If this press conference does, indeed, happen, will Mizzou take a look at Missouri State head coach Cuonzo Martin? Or will they lean toward a big name from outside their back yard?

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Comments

Since: May 27, 2009
Posted on: March 23, 2011 3:51 am
 

Report: Mizzou's Mike Anderson to Arkansas

And once again you dont know what the hell you are talking about. STFU!



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Report: Mizzou's Mike Anderson to Arkansas

Doesn't matter, Mike was there all those years, I think he would have took the job for half the money when Nolan was fired. After being there for 17 years and the school not even giving him first shot at it back then was a poor choice by the AD. However, he want to clean house of the Nolan's staff Mike had to go I guess. Still I'm not sure why Mike would want the job but I'm sure he takes it.
Arkansas let Mike go out and prove himself, building his resume at UAB and Mizzu..Now after he has, the Hogs want him back. How much pride does Mike have?..I say not much if he takes the job...not wanted after coaching there for 17 years..a slap in the face, and now they want to kiss and make up..



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Report: Mizzou's Mike Anderson to Arkansas

The only question I have is if Martin is seasoned enough to be MU's next coach.  It would be a popular hire, but I can tell you what happens when you jump from the MVC to the Big Ten so can't imagine the MVC to the Big 12 would be any different.

Still I have to say, I would be in full support of Martin, but there are a few others out there to look at if this is all true and Anderson is leaving.



Since: Mar 20, 2011
Posted on: March 20, 2011 1:48 am
 

Report: Mizzou's Mike Anderson to Arkansas

This entire report is based off of a tweet posted by a sports director in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Let's look at our sources before jumping to conclusions. For my analysis of the validity of the source, as well as my take on whether Anderson will stay or not, take a look at my blog post:
http://mizzousportswriters.com/2011

/03/19/mizzou-basketball-mike-ander

son-on-the-move/



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: March 20, 2011 1:18 am
 

Report: Mizzou's Mike Anderson to Arkansas




Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: March 20, 2011 12:20 am
 

Report: Mizzou's Mike Anderson to Arkansas

Arkansas wont lose their class... most of the stars are Arkansas kids , as long as Arkansas brings in a big name, which they will they wont lose the kids. Arkansas Kids wont leave...



Since: Mar 19, 2011
Posted on: March 20, 2011 12:12 am
 

Report: Mizzou's Mike Anderson to Arkansas

It must mean that quality players are hard to recruit to Mizzou. Arkansas has one of the top 5 recruiting classes for the 2011-2012 year but that was done by Pelphrey. Looks like a few of those may not keep their committment now. I dont know what to think but Arkansas needs a good coach whether Anderson or whoever. The kids recruited by Pelphrey I hope will stay.



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: March 20, 2011 12:09 am
 

Report: Mizzou's Mike Anderson to Arkansas

I wouldnt blame Anderson for leaving. He would get a raise. Arkansas has one of the ebst fan bases in sports. THis year Arkansas Attendence was at a 17 yr low 13k, (21st in country)still above MU's at 10k (41st in the country). HE will instantly boost attendence , back in the 90's Arkansas averages 21k per game 3rd in the country.  They have the 6th rated recruitign class coming in and they are top 10 in the Country in Mmoney spent in Athletics.... great Job for ANderson and he would be a isntant hit because he brings back the glory days when Arkansas Dominated in the 90's.



Since: Nov 23, 2009
Posted on: March 20, 2011 12:08 am
 

Report: Mizzou's Mike Anderson to Arkansas

MIKE ANDERSON WAS IN FAYETTVILLE TODAY AND THIS REPORT IS VERY ACURATE HE HAS SIGNED A DEAL AND THERE WILL BE A PRESS CONFRENCE TOMORROW THIS IS A FACT HE IS OUR NEW COACH! MIZZU WILL HAVE TO GET A NEW COACH GOOD LUCK  WELCOME HOME MIKE ANDERSON ITS ABOUT TIME



Since: Mar 19, 2011
Posted on: March 20, 2011 12:07 am
 

Report: Mizzou's Mike Anderson to Arkansas

There are other coaches than Anderson that would make a great fit at a former National Champion NCAA Basketball Program The University of Arkansas Razorbacks. Anderson is not a bad coach and turned UAB to the tourney in one year. Never know.


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