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Report: Mike Anderson staying at MU

Missouri coach Mike Anderson, left, and players huddle up in the second half against Kansas on Monday, February 7, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Missouri coach Mike Anderson, left, and players huddle up in the second half against Kansas on Monday, February 7, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse.

March 22, 2011

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— Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson will remain Tigers coach, ESPN.com reported on Monday night.

ESPN’s sources confirmed a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report that the school was on the verge of finalizing a new deal with Anderson that will add two years to his current contract.

Also, Anderson will receive a bump in salary to nearly $2 million, up from his current pay grade of roughly $1.5 million, the sources told ESPN’s Andy Katz.

Anderson was rumored to be a candidate for the opening at Arkansas, where he was an assistant for 17 years. Arkansas fired coach John Pelphrey on March 13.

Anderson received a new seven-year deal last April after he interviewed for the Oregon coaching job.

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irvan moore 3 years, 1 month ago

they would be better off if he left and they hired billy gillespie.

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rgh 3 years, 1 month ago

The only ones who ever made an issue of this were people from the media anyway. Anderson said immediately he wanted to retire at Misery and then made similar statements between then and now.

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Gregory Newman 3 years, 1 month ago

that was a good move its hard to recruit to Columbia. Heck its hard to recruit to Lawrence and then you add on that you may not start right away. Its easy to recruit to Lexington or Chapel Hill you don't have to drive to be entertained.

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newmedia 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm sure the Mizzou fatihful are just giddy over this announcement!

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 1 month ago

Awesome. He has beat Kansas exactly one time in his tenure.

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mightyquin 3 years, 1 month ago

Good coach or bad coach is debatable but he is definately a smart guy. Every time another job opens up he turns it into a raise no matter how well the team has done.

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ghawke 3 years, 1 month ago

So, for turning in another sub-par season, just hanging in during the Big 12 season and making a quick NCAA exit, the coach gets a $500,000.00 raise and 2 year extension. He seems like a nice guy but is only slightly better than OK. I guess just getting fairly close to KU is a rewarding situation in Columbia.

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