Arkansas has parted methods with coach Mike Anderson after eight seasons, the varsity introduced on Tuesday.
Anderson, 59, is a former Nolan Richardson assistant who returned to Fayetteville in 2011. He guided the Razorbacks to the NCAA event in three of the final 4 seasons heading into this season, however the Razorbacks struggled en path to an 18-16 (Eight-10 within the SEC) marketing campaign. Additionally they failed to succeed in the tourney in 4 of his first 5 seasons on the helm.
Total, Anderson went 169-102 throughout his time at Arkansas.
“After a overview of this system, together with an evaluation of the previous eight years and a glance ahead, I’ve decided change in management will finest place our males’s basketball program for future success,” athletic director Hunter Yurachek mentioned. “Up to now eight seasons, now we have gained a lot of video games and have made appearances in each the NIT and NCAA tournaments. Nevertheless, in my analysis, now we have not sustained a constant degree of success towards probably the most aggressive groups within the nation to allow us to compete for SEC and NCAA championships on an annual foundation. That can proceed to be the benchmark for our success all through our athletic program.”
Previous to being employed at Arkansas, Anderson spent 5 seasons at Missouri. He was additionally the pinnacle coach at UAB for 4 seasons after spending 17 seasons as an assistant below Richardson, together with a two-game stint because the interim head coach in 2002.
One identify anticipated to be a main candidate for Arkansas is Houston’s Kelvin Sampson, sources informed ESPN. Sampson labored below Yurachek at Houston, and has led Houston to the NCAA event in back-to-back seasons. The Cougars face Kentucky within the Candy 16 on Friday.