Mizzou, Central Missouri communities sing Anderson's praises on Twitter
APR 28, 2014 5:09p ET
ST. LOUIS -- Mizzou announced Kim Anderson as its new basketball coach on Monday afternoon and Twitter exploded with the news and reaction.
Anderson, who played at Missouri under Norm Stewart and later worked under Stewart as an assistant, had been the coach at Central Missouri for the past 12 seasons.
Here's a sampling of what some former Tigers players, some Central Missouri players and Missouri high school coaches said about the hiring:
Current player Ryan Rosburg was pleased to see a hire from within the Mizzou family.
Beyond excited to have one of our very own back home. Truly knows what MISSOURI basketball is all about.— Ryan Rosburg (@RyRos44) April 28, 2014
Kim English and Laurence Bowers, both of whom played for both Mike Anderson and Frank Haith at Mizzou, were quick to endorse the new coach.
Former Tiger DeMarre Carroll offered his take as well.
The University of Central Missouri congratulated Anderson on his new job.
Several of the players Anderson coached at Central Missouri, where the Mules won a Division II national championship last season, weighed in as well.
Congrats to Coach A on getting the Mizzou job its a honor to say that i played for him & helped him get a D2 National Championship.— THE TRUTH (@KING_TEEG) April 28, 2014
Congrats to Coach A on becoming the head coach of the Missouri Tigers. Gave me a chance to do what I always dreamed of. Thank you.— Brad Woodson (@bweezy247) April 28, 2014
Congrats to Coach A on becoming the coach at Mizzou. He's done a lot for me, and there is no doubt in my mind that he will win in the SEC.— Sean O'Brien (@sean_obrien_22) April 28, 2014
The hiring looks to be a hit with some of the high school coaches throughout the state who have gotten to know Anderson over the years.
Congrats to Coach A as he takes over in COMO. Coaching creed "do your best with the job you have and others will take notice".— Vianney Basketball (@Vianneyhoops) April 28, 2014
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