Official: Haith leaving Mizzou to be Tulsa’s next head coach

Official: Haith leaving Mizzou to be Tulsa’s next head coach

Official: Haith leaving Mizzou to be Tulsa’s next head coach

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by Elizabeth Eisele / KMOV Staff | @ElizEisele

KMOV.com

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 18 at 5:46 PM

(Missouri Basketball App) - Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith has reached an agreement with Tulsa to be their next head coach, announced during a Friday afternoon press conference.

Haith’s tenure as the Tiger’s head coach has been marred with poor finishes and NCAA violation allegations from his previous days in Miami.

In Haith’s third season at the helm, the Tigers failed to make the NCAA Tournament. Haith’s first season, the Tigers were a number two seed in the NCAA Tournament, but were bounced out in their initial game, losing to 15 seed Norfolk State.

This past season, Haith was suspended for five games by the NCAA for, “failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance” at Miami.

Mizzou fans may not be sad to see Haith leave after the team’s poor performances and off the court problems. This past week, Mizzou player Earnest Ross sought an order of protection against former teammate and roommate Zach Price. Ross alleges that Price assaulted him and his girlfriend and asks the court to keep Price at least 100 feet away from him.

A formal announcement was made by Tulsa Athletics officials and Frank Haith. He is replacing Danny Manning who left Tulsa for Wake Forest.

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