Kim Anderson was a star on the rise only three seasons ago. After tremendous success at the Division II level, Anderson’s first foray into Division I has ended rather spectacularly.
On Sunday, the Missouri athletic department asked Anderson to step down as head coach, and he has agreed.
University Athletic Director Jim Sterk had the following to say on Anderson’s resignation:
“Kim has represented our program with character, integrity and class while dedicating himself to developing our student-athletes on and off the basketball court, and we are appreciative of his efforts and dedication to Mizzou and the Columbia community,”
Anderson’s forced resignation is based purely on the lack of results on the court. An alumnus of the school and former student-athlete there, it appears Anderson maintains a health relationship with the school. However, a 26-67 record over his three year tenure proved to be too much for the athletic department to forgive. Anderson won only eight conference games over that period of times, none of them on the road.
Despite leading the Central Missouri Mules to multiple Final-Fours and a tournament Championship in Division II, he was unable to replicate that success at the highest division.
The school will begin an “exhaustive effort” in an attempt to find a replacement for Anderson, who will finish the season as head coach.
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