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Report: Oregon meets with Missouri's Anderson

Posted on: April 16, 2010 11:37 am

Missouri's Mike Anderson met with an Oregon official Thursday night in El Paso, Texas to discuss the Ducks' coaching vacancy, The Oregonian newspaper is reporting.

A source told that "someone speaking on behalf of Oregon" first approached Anderson in an informal way during Final Four weekend, but that nothing developed and he never heard back from anybody until earlier this week. Now Anderson has met with former Oregon athletic director Pat Kilkenny -- the man heading the search because Oregon doesn't currently have an AD -- in person. But it's unclear whether Anderson would accept an offer considering he rejected offers of more than $2 million per year last year from both Memphis and Georgia.

Anderson reportedly makes $1.55 million per year.

He has a team that should be ranked in the preseason Top 25 thanks to the return of Kim English and a recruiting class ranks 10th nationally. Anderson has been at Missouri four seasons. He's made the NCAA tournament each of the past two seasons.

Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2010 5:35 pm

Report: Oregon meets with Missouri's Anderson

I seriously think we are good to go...he just got Mizzou were he want's it...He wan't a championship and he now has the players to make a run. He just spent the last few years rebuilding...Yeah, the money says something, but he makes 1.55 plus 200,00 a year extra for contract fulfillment, not to mention he is a standup guy! His friends two sons will be there next year. I think we are safe.

Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2010 5:01 pm

Report: Oregon meets with Missouri's Anderson

Yes, Huachuca, that is old news ... so old it is no longer valid. Kilkenny and Anderson did meet in El Paso within the past several hours, which overrides the earlier reports out of Missouri that Anderson wasn't interested. Kilkenny has flown to St. Louis, but that (according to a mouthpiece for the UO SID) is for a family wedding and has nothing to do with the basketball coaching search.
 That being said, I think Anderson's staying at Mizzou. Reports out of El Paso say he was wearing a Mizzou baseball cap during his round of golf today. He wouldn't do that if he was pulling up stakes and heading to Eugene.

Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2010 4:47 pm

Report: Oregon meets with Missouri's Anderson

It has already been reported as old news in Missouri that Oregon talked to Anderson and he turned them down.

Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2010 4:14 pm

Report: Oregon meets with Missouri's Anderson

Yes, Mr. Anderson.  We have seen this show before.  Look, be the guy - the 2 Terry's are awaiting your decision.  Just leave Mizzou and the Midwest - Please leave.  You and Tubby have made recruiting a nightmare in the Midwest, then throw in the other Tubby (Majerus) in SLU and pickin's have been a bit slim.  Add in all of the Left Coast schools now raiding the Great Plains - it's just downright Crowded.

So yes Neo...go to Oregon, NOW.  Goodbye, so long, farewell  & Good Riddance - Coach Mike Anderson.

See ya.

Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:44 pm

Report: Oregon meets with Missouri's Anderson

5 STAR POST BY PACATTACK. Could not have laid it out any better myself. It was the Oregon State game that sunk Ernie where in the first 8 possessions the Ducks had one FG and 7 turnovers against the Beavers 1-3-1 trap zone that they knew was coming. Wish Ernie the best but he would just roll the ball out and let the players free lance and live and die by the Three.

With the new arena and it amentities to draw recruits this position will be ready for someone to take it to another level. Not sure why they chased the Izzo's and Dixon's on the world which I agree was arrogant. Eugene would have the same feel as Columbia would for Mike and his family too. Plus, yes the two Terrence's are watching and waiting. But make a quality pick with a coach who has a direction he wants to take the program in.  

Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:36 pm

Report: Oregon meets with Missouri's Anderson

I think Missouri would have to release the recruits from their letter of intent.  It is a double edged sword for Missouri.  Release the kids and your program is set back by 2+ years, don't release them and other teams will use this as a recruiting tool against Missouri (or I think they would...i.e., don't sign with Missouri becasue they won't let you out of a letter of intent if the coach leaves).  May not be huge recruiting disadvantage, but it could sway a player.

Missouri needs to pay Anderson and then we don't have to go through this every year!

Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:23 pm

Report: Oregon meets with Missouri's Anderson

What's stopping his recruits from leaving with him?  I know Memphis fans last year said the same about Calipari, and we saw how that turned out.

Since: Nov 22, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:12 pm

Report: Oregon meets with Missouri's Anderson

There is no way Anderson is leaving Mizzou. If he declined Memphis why would he go to Oregon. The Pac 10 basketball conference is weak compared to the Big 12. Plus he loves it in Columbia. I do agree with the other guy who said Mizzou fans should be flattered, but I just think he isnt going anywhere.

Since: May 4, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:03 pm

Report: Oregon meets with Missouri's Anderson

It would take a lot for Anderson to leave Missou with the caliber of recruits he has coming in next year... This has to be the best recruiting haul the school has had in a long time.  They snagged some of the best junior college players and high school seniors in the country, and it is a pretty big class.

Since: Mar 11, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2010 2:48 pm

Report: Oregon meets with Missouri's Anderson

This Oregon coaching search is downright awful and pathetic. Presumably they knew for a while that they'd be firing Kent at the end of the season, yet it's been a month and still no coach. Stop swinging for the fences (Pursuing Dixon, Izzo and Donovan is laughable) and go grab a good high-major assistant or an rising mid major coach not named Brad Stevens (Not that I consider Butler a mid major, but many still do).

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