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Mizzou Basketball: Kim Anderson's end-of-year press conference

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Mizzou Basketball postponed their end of season press conference from last Wednesday. It will take place today at 1:30 pm.

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Watch Replay:

Transcript Part 1Transcript Part 2

Agenda:

  • Post-season recap
  • Coaching search
  • Transfer of Johanthan Williams III and Deuce Bello
  • Off-season schedule
  • Questions

Notes and Updates:

The one question I asked ( at 31:30 mark - right after Dave Matter asked about Tim Fuller):

"Who's decision was it to not renew Tim Fuller's contract?"

Was answered:

"I 'm not going to address that, I said I wasn't so I won't. That was a personnel issue."

I went back and reviewed the video.

Kim never actually stated he wouldn’t address Tim Fuller’s situation, the only time he said don’t ask him any more questions about something was w/r/t JW3’s transfer restrictions.

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Though he declined to discuss whose decision it was for Missouri and Fuller to part ways, it seems clear from the more than $96,000 package Fuller received under the terms of his previously reported separation agreement with the school that Anderson knew going into the offseason he would have a staff vacancy to fill.

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"I think what we have to do at Missouri is, and every school has to do this, I think they have to know who they can recruit," Anderson said. "Who fits the University of Missouri. And I'm not saying that, I think you have to know who you can successfully recruit and then recruit those people. I think that's what we're trying to do. We're trying to recruit guys that fit into our program, guys that want to be here, guys that we can develop and good players." 

It is an issue that has plagued Missouri at times. The Tigers have chased players like Michael Snaer andTony Mitchell and Rodney Purvis and more recently Antonio Blakeney and Thomas Bryant. They have gotten visits from all. But they have signed just one (Mitchell) and he failed to qualify. 

"I'm not saying we don't want the five-star guy," Anderson said. "I'm not saying that. I'm just saying we have to know who we can recruit."