Anderson Helps Mizzou Find Identity

By Megan Rice |

Published 05/01 2014 07:36PM

Updated 05/01 2014 07:39PM

COLUMBIA, Mo--There is still plenty of excitement over the new head coach in Columbia. As the Mizzou basketball team lands their second coach Anderson of the decade. This time it's former Tiger Kim Anderson. And as a first order of biasness Anderson added Tim Fuller as his associate head coach on Wednesday.

Kim Anderson has a knack for rebuilding teams. In his twelve years at Central Missouri he won nearly 75% of his games. He also lead the Mules to the 2014 D-II National title.

Mizzou however is different, being a D-I school in one of the top conferences in the country.

The tigers finished 23-12 this season. And lost to Southern Miss in the second round of the NIT. In Mizzou's first two seasons in the SEC they have a 20-16 record.

Coach Anderson hopes to be the key to getting Mizzou back on track.

"But what I think we are searching for, is hopefully an identity. So that when they think of Missouri basketball, they think of hard nosed, good defense, efficient offensively, fundamentally sound, good kids, Missouri people. That's what we are, and that's the way I want our basketball team," said Tigers coach Kim Anderson.

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