… and we’re all just living in it.

Jimmy Sexton – he’s not just for football coaches.  Rock M Nation takes a look at how the Sexton arsenal is deployed for the benefit of Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson, who has been rumored to be a prime target of Arkansas’ interest.

The upshot is that it seems, once again, to have worked.

Pending formal approval today or tomorrow by the University of Missouri Board of Curators, according to two sources familiar with the dynamics, Mizzou is on the verge of finalizing a contract extension and raise for basketball coach Mike Anderson that it believes will keep him at MU.

If approved, the new contract would add two years to the five remaining on Anderson’s contract and call for a jump approaching $2 million a year from his current base salary of about $1.5 million.

This for a guy who’s teams have finished fifth in the Big 12 and have been bounced out of the tourney in the first and second rounds in the last two seasons.

If you’re wondering why college athletics administrators and school presidents would love to get an antitrust exemption, there you go.  These guys want something to help protect them against themselves.

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7 responses to “… and we’re all just living in it.

  1. 69Dawg

    This is what happens when you have academic administrators whose single job is fund raising negotiate a contract with a shark.

  2. In the Missouri AD’s defense (sort of), the $2 million/year figure is what has been tossed around for a couple of months now. Supposedly Sexton engineered all the rumors to try to get them to go above that, but they refused.

    (This doesn’t address whether one feels Anderson is worth $2 mil/year, just whether the Sexton Treatment (TM) was successful.)

  3. ScoutDawg

    Damn Bluto you might need an attorney to fight a slander charge, oh yeah. Just sayin’.

  4. ScoutDawg

    Good call, sir.

  5. Normaltown Mike

    To be fair, Mizzou is not Kansas or even Arkansas for that matter.

    Wouldn’t we pay a guy that kind of cheese to have a winning record, an exciting product and put his team in the tourney every year?

    I hope Fox is that guy for us.

    • Biggus Rickus

      IF NC State is actually looking at Fox, Georgia may be paying him a couple million as soon as next year.

  6. Dog in Fla

    Welcome to Jimmy Sexton’s World: Shopping Mike Anderson – the Early Years.

    http://georgiasports.blogspot.com/2009/03/search-just-went-nuclear.html