Columbia, Mo. University of Missouri officials want to increase basketball coach Mike Anderson’s $850,000 annual salary to at least $1 million and extend his contract for five more years.
“We want Mike Anderson to be at the University of Missouri for a very long time,” athletic director Mike Alden, who hired Anderson from Alabama-Birmingham in 2006 to replace Quin Snyder, said Monday night.
Anderson’s future could hinge on other coaching moves.
If John Calipari leaves Memphis for Kentucky, Memphis might target Anderson.
Alden denied reports from some Tennessee media that Memphis had sought his permission to talk to Anderson.
“Frankly, that flat-out never happened,” Alden said during the weekly Tiger Talk radio broadcast.