Kim Anderson had a rough tenure as Missouri’s basketball coach before he parted ways with the program after last season. On Thursday, he referenced “interesting circumstances” that he dealt with during his time in Columbia and said he’s at peace with what he accomplished with the Tigers.
Speaking on Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly, the former Missouri leader made a curious mention of “interesting circumstances” in a fascinating interview. Anderson, who went 27-68 in 3 seasons with the Tigers, is now Pittsburg State’s coach.
“I don’t really define my career by what happened at Missouri,” Anderson said on the show. “I think there were some interesting circumstances, and those are circumstances that I’ve never discussed with anybody. So, obviously, I won’t start discussing them today. But I thought we did a good job.”
It’s unclear what Anderson means by those circumstances. But Missouri’s program was a mess after an NCAA investigation took place to determine violations that occurred under former coach Frank Haith. Anderson, who played for Missouri from 1973-77, never won more than 10 games in a single season during his 3-year run in Columbia. The Tigers closed with an 8-24 record last season.
Both sides have moved on. Anderson has started a new head-coaching stint, and Missouri hired Cuonzo Martin as its new coach. There’s fresh excitement in Columbia after top recruit Michael Porter Jr. agreed to join the program.
Still, it’s interesting to hear Anderson reflect on his time with Mizzou. We can only guess what those “interesting circumstances” were.