COLUMBIA, Mo. (WKYT) - The Missouri Tigers have named Mizzou alumnus Kim Anderson as its new basketball coach. Anderson, a star player for Norm Stewart during the 1970's, comes from NCAA Divsion II two school Central Missouri. Anderson, who was at UCM since 2002, leading the Mules to a record of 274-94 with three NCAA Division II Final Four appearances and winning the national championship this past season.
As a player at Missouri, Anderson was co-player of the year in the Big Eight in 1977. He went on to be a Tigers assistant coach under Stewart from 1982-85 and again from 1991 to 1999. However, Anderson was passed over for the head coaching position at Missouri in 1999 and again in 2006 and 2011.
Anderson replaces Frank Haith who left Mizzou after three seasons. Haith is now at Tulsa.