It’s been almost two weeks since Missouri fired basketball coach Kim Anderson. After a disastrous three seasons in Columbia, the Tigers are looking to regroup with a fresh face on the sidelines.
If things go according to plan, Mizzou fans won’t have to wait much longer. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Missouri athletic officials has made an offer to University of California basketball coach Cuonzo Martin.
Missouri has offered job to Cal coach Cuonzo Martin, sources told ESPN. Martin mulling decision over. https://t.co/LAJgt9dDgh
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 15, 2017
An East St. Louis, Ill. native, Martin would be returning to the Midwest after coaching at Cal the past three years. Before his move west, he oversaw the basketball programs at Missouri State and the University of Tennessee. Martin played college basketball at Purdue in the early 1990s.
According to Scout.com’s Ryan Gorcey, the offer is substantial.
Source tells me the offer is for $3.5m a year https://t.co/p5PIOhaCI9
— Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) March 15, 2017
Martin will not wait long to make a decision about leaving California, according to PowerMizzou.com’s Gabe DeArmond.
— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) March 15, 2017