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Rickey Paulding on Quin Snyder’s NBA success: “I’m not surprised. And I’m happy for him.”

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

Happy Hoops Hodgepodge Friday!

1. The Bulls were in town recently.

2. The Missourian talked to Rickey Paulding about Quin Snyder’s exploits.

In four years, he’s amassed a 177-151 record and two playoff appearances as an NBA head coach. It’s been a bumpy road, but Paulding preferred the term “awesome.”

“It’s been fun to watch (his success),” Paulding said. “I’ve always known he was a great coach, and as I’ve gotten older and played for different coaches, you realize how good he really was. So, I’m not surprised.

“And I’m happy for him.”

Man, Quin Snyder looks old in the AP photo at that link. Like he’s over 50 or something. But ... he’s still got some Quin in him!

NBA: Playoffs-Oklahoma City Thunder at Utah Jazz Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

And I can’t type the words “Rickey Paulding” without wanting to watch him dunk a basketball.

And from more recently...

Along the same lines of reminiscing, the KC Star spoke with Keyon Dooling about one-time Snyder protege, and new Suns head coach, Igor Kokoskov’s. DOOLING DUNK TIME.

And of course...

3. Here’s to Mizzou legacy Mario McKinney a Tiger

The KC Star spoke to the 2019 blue-chipper.

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More Links:

  • A scary moment took place in the Mizzou-Georgia game, when Mizzou’s Cade Bormet ended up sliding head-first into the wall in right field. He was taken off on a stretcher but will evidently be okay.

  • At some point, we might need to have a Karissa Schweizer vs. J’den Cox vs. Ben Askren conversation as it pertains to Mizzou’s Greatest.