COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson is celebrating his fourth anniversary of leading the Tigers by acknowledging the turnaround he helped engineer.
Anderson met with reporters Friday to reflect on a season in which his team was picked to finish in the bottom half of the Big 12 Conference, yet advanced to the NCAA Tournament's second round. That followed a 2009 trip to an NCAA regional final.
He spoke of restoring statewide pride and rebuilding the "brand" of the program, which had eroded under former coach Quin Snyder. Anderson took over the program in 2006.