JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Tigers basketball coach Mike Anderson told state lawmakers he believes helping student athletes be successful beyond athletics is part of his job.
Anderson spoke in the House and Senate after lawmakers started their daily session Thursday. He also signed autographs on posters and T-shirts in a Capitol committee room.
Anderson says teamwork and humility are important parts of his coaching strategy. He says helping players be successful off the court is just as important as racking up wins in games.
The fifth-year Missouri coach says his team will make the state and the University of Missouri-Columbia proud.
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