Reports: UTEP's Floyd emerges as strong candidate for Mizzou job
Apr 23, 2014 at 8:03a ET
UTEP head coach Tim Floyd's name emerged Tuesday as a candidate for the Missouri head coaching job left vacant by Frank Haith last week.
A source close to the situation told the Columbia Daily Tribune that Floyd would have strong interest in succeeding Haith, who left after three seasons to take the head coaching job at Tulsa.
Missouri has not yet requested permission to speak with Floyd, UTEP athletic director Bob Stull told the Tribune via email.
UTEP athletic director -- and former Missouri football coach -- Bob Stull said in an email to the Tribune that as of Tuesday night Missouri had not requested permission to talk with Floyd.
Floyd's head coaching career began in 1986 at Idaho and has included stops at New Orleans, Iowa State, the NBA's Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets, and Southern California. He has spent the past four seasons at UTEP, posting an 81-52 record.
Central Missouri coach Kim Anderson, a former star for the Tigers who also served on Norm Stewart's staff for 11 seasons in two stints as an assistant, is the only coach Missouri is known to have contacted, according to The Kansas City Star.