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Mike Anderson Biography
Mike Anderson was born December 12, 1959, in Birmingham, Alabama and is a college basketball coach, who was hired as the head men's coach at the University of Arkansas.
Anderson was hired in 2006 to take over at the University of Missouri, a once-proud program that had seen scandal and progressively poorer results under Quin Snyder. Anderson's first team, a ragtag collection of transfers and raw talent, went 18-12 but missed out on post-season play after a loss to Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament. His 2007-08 campaign saw the inclusion of his nephew DeMarre Carroll, a transfer from Vanderbilt, but also was hit by scandal, as a group of players (the Athena Five, so named for where the incident took place) were arrested for a fight in a Columbia nightclub. Weeks later, starting forward Kalen Grimes was dismissed from the team after being arrested for hitting a man with the butt of a shotgun. While all were suspended, many Mizzou supporters called into question his ability to discipline his men, both off the court and on it: the Tigers finished 16-16, crashing out of the Big 12 Tourney to Nebraska and once again missing out on post-season play.
Anderson was also one of ten finalists for the 2008-09 Henry Iba Award. The other 9 finalists were John Calipari, Memphis; Bill Self (eventual winner), Kansas; Jamie Dixon, Pittsburgh; Mike Montgomery, California; Stew Morrill, Utah State; Matt Painter, Purdue; Oliver Purnell, Clemson, and Brad Stevens, Butler.
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