Kim Anderson New Mizzou Basketball Coach

By Megan Rice |

Published 04/28 2014 07:36PM

Updated 04/28 2014 07:48PM

COLUBMIA, Mo--The search is finally over. The tigers have announced former Central Missouri coach and MU alum Kim Anderson as the new men's basketball coach.

The 58-year-old coach led the Central Missouri Mules to a Division II title this year. Anderson was also named the 2014 NABC National Coach of the Year.

The Missouri Board of Curators met in a closed meeting Monday afternoon around 1:00 p.m and only a few hours later they announced Anderson as the 18th men's basketball coach in school history.

Kim played for coach Norm Stewart and helped Mizzou to it's first Big Eight title in 1976. Anderson was named Big Eight Player of the Year in 1977.

He later went on to be drafted by the Portland Trailblazers in 1977 and played for the late Dr. Jack Ramsey, who passed away Monday. So Anderson clearly has been taught by some of the best.

That helped him to become one of the top 10 winningest coaches in D-II history.

Anderson again led the Mules to this years national title and he wasn't afraid to show how much the team meant to him.

"You know these guys have really worked hard. To be able to make it to this point is really special," said new Mizzou men's basketball coach, Kim Anderson.

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