The University of Missouri-Kansas City and head basketball coach Kareem Richardson have agreed to a contract extension through 2020. Scout.com’s Evan Daniels reported the story.
Richardson has gone 24-39 in two seasons with the Kangaroos, but his progress with the team goes beyond his record. In his second season, UMKC’s record improved from 10-20 to 14-19, and Richardson also holds a 15-15 record inside Western Athletic Conference (WAC) play. Given how the team has only been in NCAA Division I since 1987 and hasn’t made the NCAA tournament once, this extension could actually make sense.
Prior to joining UMKC as its head coach, the 40-year-old Richardson served as an assistant with many programs, from Xavier to Louisville to Drave to even UMKC. The Kangaroos finished tied for second place with the Grand Canyon Antelopes in the WAC this season.
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