Mizzou names Kim Anderson head basketball coach - KMOV.com

Mizzou names Kim Anderson head basketball coach

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By John Bailey By John Bailey

(Missouri Basketball App) -- The University of Missouri on Monday announced former player Kim Anderson as the school's new head basketball coach.

The decision came shortly after the school's board of curators met in Columbia, Mo. 

"I'm honored and humbled to have the opportunity to return to Mizzou and lead a program that our family is so vested in," said Anderson, who spent 11 season on staff at Mizzou over two stints (1982-85 and 1991-99).

The 58-year-old coach won a Division II championship at Central Missouri this past season, going 30-5. 

"We are pleased and excited to have Kim Anderson leading our program," MIssouri Athletic Director Mike Alden said. "He's a man of great character, integrity and respect."

Anderson was first a graduate assistant for Norm Stewart from 1982-85 and helped the program to the 1983 Big Eight title, the program's fourth straight.

As a player, he helped Mizzou win its first Big Eight crown under the Hall of Famer Stewart in 1976 and was the Big Eight Player of the Year in 1977, averaging 18.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game as a senior. 

"The fact that he's a Missouri Tiger at heart is important, he is committed to Mizzou and has a passion to build a program of which all Tiger fans will be proud," said Alden.

A news conference to introduce Anderson was set for Tuesday morning.

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