Mizzou's New Basketball Coach: Who The Hell?

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The new face of MU basketball: Frank Haith.
After courting some of the biggest names in college basketball, the University of Missouri has hired a man who's spent the past seven seasons toiling in relative obscurity.

Frank Haith, the coach at the University of Miami, was offered the Mizzou job over the weekend. Haith has a rather mediocre record with the Hurricanes, with a 43-69 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference over seven years, compiling an overall record of 129-101. He's taken the Hurricanes to the NCAA tourney once.

No word yet on what Mizzou will pay Haith, but he certainly comes at a discount compared to the $2 million the school threw at Mike Anderson in the hopes of keeping him from leaving. The university later waved the same sum -- or more -- in front of Purdue's Matt Painter, to no avail.

Criticism over the hire abounds on the Internets. But apparently MU's athletic director, Mike Alden, has faith in Haith. Prior to moving to Miami, Haith was the associate head coach at University of Texas and the team's top recruiter.

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Boganmeister
Boganmeister

Lol, I bet we all know who the hell he is now! Big 12 champs, great job Mizzou.

mightymo
mightymo

I really haith this pinkle were in.

Bert
Bert

I really think Mizzou Basketball fans are short sighted. I've been a fan of the Tigers for over seventy years and while I haven't always agreed with the A.D.s, I've never bad mouthed them the way our Loyal Sons of Old Mizzou are doing Alden and his new coach. It's obvious you guys never saw Mizzou cagers under Sparky Stalcup. Even Quinn Snider's bunch made them look really bad. You bad mouths are filling the air with your bile and complaints without giving the new guy a chance. Also you are not giving the team members your loyalty and are not helping the recruiting. Wait a while and see what happens then you'll have the right to bitch. For now just shut up and support the program.

Bert

Super Dave
Super Dave

Hey Bertski

What were the cagers like under Sparky...Seems like they had one helluva great ALL American in Charlie Henke....a Missouri product...And a great  person also....REMEMBER?????

Hellapuckboy
Hellapuckboy

Bert, did you not see where Bowers and English declared for the draft as soon as it was announced that this was our hire? As for giving this guy a chance, he couldn't win at Miami and I guarantee that it is easier to recruit there. This hire seemed to come from left field and appears to be a panic hire after nnot getting who we really wanted. My first thought after reading this was, "dammit, my KU friends are going to be giving me a ration now!"

Handsome Jimmy
Handsome Jimmy

Mwhaaahwhaawhaa! You gotta be shitting me? Really? This is the best that Alden could do?

Shambroil
Shambroil

Looks like a Miami hood! I'll bet that Mizzou ends up with NCAA recruiting violations within 2 years!

Hellapuckboy
Hellapuckboy

I threw up a littlewhen I read about this hire. I keep hoping that it's a late April Fool's Day joke

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