MU Works to Keep Anderson

COLUMBIA, MO (KMOX) — The University of Missouri Board of Curators met behind closed doors on Monday, and one of the topics on their agenda was the contract of coach Mike Anderson. Now, reports are indicating that the university will extend the length and raise the salary of Anderson’s contract.

Anderson, 51, has been the head coach of the Missouri Tigers since 2006. He was the quickest in Mizzou history to win 100 games as the head coach, plus has taken the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament for three consecutive seasons.

In 2009, when the University of Georgia tried to obtain Anderson, the University of Missouri gave him a 7-year deal where he made about $1.5 million a season. Now that the University of Arkansas may be trying to get Anderson to fill their coaching vacancy, the Mizzou basketball coach could now receive about $2 million a season.

Ever since Arkansas fired coach John Pelphrey on March 13, Mike Anderson’s name has been at the top of the list of candidates for the job. He was an assistant for the Razorbacks for 17 years. In 1994, Anderson assisted Nolan Richardson’s team that won the 1994 National Championship.

If Anderson does remain with Missouri, he will be entering his sixth season with the Tigers. His career record with Mizzou is currently 111-57.

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