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Cuonzo Martin appears to have finalized his Missouri coaching staff

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

Tuesday was anything but a slow news day. While KJ Walton and Frankie Hughes were getting granted their release, Cuonzo Martin was evidently finalizing his staff.

Here’s Mann’s Oakland bio:

Mann was a member of the Iowa State coaching staff from 2011-15 and helped the Cyclones achieve unprecedented success. ISU went to a school-record four consecutive NCAA Tournaments and achieved a 99-40 overall record. Mann was pivotal in recruiting Michigan-native Monte Morris to Iowa State who is one of the nation's top point guards after being named a two-time Bob Cousy Award Finalist. During his time at Iowa State, he added a Michigan-to-Iowa State pipeline and was also the lead defensive coach.

Mann has 15 years of experience as an assistant coach at the Division I level and has qualified for NCAA Tournament play at all four of his assistant coaching stops. He has won five championships at four different schools and has averaged better than 20 wins as an assistant coach. Prior to Iowa State, he coached at Dayton, Western Michigan and Central Michigan. The Royal Oak Township native was an all-state performer at Ferndale High School, where he earned league MVP accolades and a nomination to the McDonald's High School All-America Team.

And here’s Hollender’s UMKC bio:

Known for a tireless work ethic, recruiting savvy and passion for the game, Hollender joined UMKC after three seasons as an assistant coach at Mississippi State in the SEC. At every stage of his coaching career, team win-loss records have improved following Hollender's arrival. [...]

At Mississippi State, Hollender brought the same intensity he played with as a college and professional standout to the development of the big men, including All-SEC forward Gavin Ware. Under Hollender's guidance, Ware was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2012-13 after averaging 8.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. His totals increased to averaging more than 10 points and seven rebounds per game as a sophomore and junior. In 2013-14, he led the Bulldogs in field goal percentage (.581). Ware went on to become one of only seven players in MSU history to score 1,000-plus points and pull down 800-plus rebounds.

While in Starkville, Hollender played an integral part in the recruitment of Quinndary Weatherspoon, who became a second-team All-SEC selection and led the Bulldogs in scoring with 16.5 points per game to go along with 5.1 rebounds per contest as a sophomore. He was previously named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.

Both are pretty well-regarded recruiters. One hopes they can coach as well, but the draw here is obvious.

Here’s some more on the new assistants:

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