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Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

Posted on: April 4, 2011 12:24 am
HOUSTON -- In the most bizarre hire of this offseason, Missouri reportedly has hired Miami's Frank Haith -- a move that makes no sense, on any level, to anyone outside of Missouri AD Mike Alden's office.

The hire was confirmed by's Gary Parrish. I'm writing it because he's busy, and I'm not. Who cares who writes it? Point is, Missouri panicked after being turned down by Matt Painter and went for a guy who wouldn't turn the school down.

Frank Haith had that going for him.

But not much else.

In seven years at Miami -- in a down era for the ACC -- Haith was 43-69 in league play and 129-101 overall. He went to one NCAA tournament, in 2008, and has gone 60-41 since. Known as a great recruiter under Rick Barnes at Texas, Haith hasn't shown that skill at Miami. Making you wonder if maybe the great recruiter at Texas was, you know, Rick Barnes.

Whatever the case, Miami fans were rejoicing on the Internet Sunday night to be done with Haith, and preparing for the Hurricanes' inevitable pursuit of Kansas State's Frank Martin -- who got his start in coaching in the Miami high school system and who is a force on the South Florida recruiting circuit to this day.

With Jacob Pullen graduating at Kansas State, the time could be right for Martin to go home. We'll see.

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Miami, Missouri

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 12:39 am

Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

He had one losing season in seven years at freaking Miami. This is a bad hire for, exactly?

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: April 4, 2011 12:38 am

Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

As a Mizzou fan, I'm embarrassed... Just an awful, awful hire.

Since: Jul 31, 2010
Posted on: April 4, 2011 12:34 am

Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

If this is true it's about the worst Missouri could do for a replacement for Mike Anderson.

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