Republished from the Columbia Missourian
COLUMBIA — College basketball expert Jeff Goodman of ESPN provided a laundry list of potential replacement candidates on his Twitter account for Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith. Here is a more in-depth look at those possible candidates and what they could bring to the table for the Tigers.
Mike White, 37, Louisiana Tech (74-31 at La. Tech)
2013-14: 29-8 (National Invitation Tournament)
2012-13: 27-7 (NIT)
Other notes: Named Louisiana Major College coach of the Year by Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches for the 2013-14 season.
White has three years of head coaching experience. He was previously an assistant at Ole Miss (2004-11) and assistant (2000-03) at Jacksonville State (2000-03). He was then promoted to associate head coach (2003-04). White also played at Ole Miss (1995-99).
Archie Miller, 35, Dayton (63-38 at Dayton)
2013-14: 26-11 (Reached NCAA tournament Elite Eight)
2011-12: 20-13 (NIT)
Other notes: Coached as assistant at Western Kentucky (03-04), North Carolina State (04-06), Arizona State (06-07), Ohio State (07-08) and Arizona (09-11); played at North Carolina State (98-02).
Goodman wrote on Twitter: “My gut says that Miller won’t have interest — as was case with Marquette.”
Craig Neal, 50, New Mexico (27-7 at New Mexico)
2013-14: 27-7 (Reached second round of NCAA Tournament)
Other notes: Was an assistant for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, Iowa (04-07) and New Mexico (07-13); played at Georgia Tech (84-88) and for the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers (88-89), Miami Heat (89) and Denver Nuggets (91).
Tim Miles, 49, Nebraska (34-32 at Nebraska; 313-250 overall)
2013-14: 19-13 (Reached second round of NCAA Tournament)
2011-12: 20-12 (Reached second Round of NCAA Tournament)
2010-11: 19-13 (NIT)
2009-10: 16-16 (College Basketball Invitational)
Other notes: Coached as assistant at Northern State (89-95) and head coach at Mayville State (95-97), Southwest Minnesota State (97-01), North Dakota State (01-07) and Colorado State (07-12). Played at University of Mary (85-89).
Kim Anderson, 58, University of Central Missouri (274-94 at UCM)
2013-14: 30-5 (Division II National Championship)
Other notes: Central Missouri has been three-time Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association conference champion and the MIAA tournament champion under Anderson. He was named the 2014 Division II coach of the year.
Anderson was born in Sedalia (Smith-Cotton H.S.) and coached as assistant at Missouri (1982-85 and 91-99) and Baylor (1985-91). He played at Missouri (1973-77) and for the Portland Trail Blazers (1978-79).