Miami’s Haith agrees to be Missouri’s next coach

Posted: 04/04/2011 in NCAAB

Haith set to leave Miami for Mizzu

Frank Haith will reportedly leave Miami- Florida to become the new men’s basketball coach at Missouri.

The Columbia Tribune News reported that Haith has agreed to a contract in principle with Missouri and added that the school’s Board of Curators will meet Monday night to approve the deal.

Missouri is trying to replace Mike Anderson, who left to take the vacancy at Arkansas. The Tigers had initially targeted Matt Painter, who decided to remain at Purdue.

Haith just completed his seventh season with the Hurricanes, who finished 21-15 after a loss to Alabama in the quarterfinals of the NIT. He has posted a mark of 129-101 with Miami and has guided the program to four NIT appearances with one trip to the NCAA Tournament.

The Hurricanes’ best season under Haith was 2007-08, when they finished 23-11 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Miami has had just one losing season under Haith, who had received a contract through the 2012-13 campaign after the NCAA run.

Haith has ties to the Big 12, as he was an assistant under Rick Barnes at Texas from 2001-04 before taking the Miami job. He’s also been an assistant at Texas A&M, Wake Forest, Penn State, UNC-Wilmington and Elon.

– Steve


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