The Missouri Tigers coaching search will continue this weekend at the Final Four. It's been quite a ride for Mizzou fans the last few weeks. From the Mike Anderson saga and his departure for Arkansas to Matt Painter's seemingly inevitable leap to Columbia and then the announcement that he was staying at Purdue.
Yeah, it's not always fun being a Missouri fan. But, as they say, the show must go on and it will this weekend at the Final Four. The original plan, according to reports, was to hire a coach before the Final Four. Obviously that plan's not going to work out.
So the new plan is figure something out at the coaching convention that is the Final Four. Are they any candidates yet?
Sports By Brooks reports there are a few including VCU's Shaka Smart, Richmond's Chris Mooney and Tulsa's Doug Wojcik. I'd wonder about Georgia' Mark Fox, even if they are discussing an extension. I'd also throw in Ben Jacobson from Northern Iowa. And, as most schools do, I'll go ahead and throw in Brad Stevens' name from Butler. He'd be an awesome candidate but I'm not sure he's leaving.
Then there are plenty of others that we don't even know about yet (or never will).
One thing we have learned though is that Mizzou's coaching searches tend to be very public. Either AD Mike Alden or other sources within the organization love to talk. So one thing you can count on, unless Mizzou has changed their ways, is a very public search.
And if the last few weeks is any indication, there's also a good chance it'll blow up in Mizzou's face.
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