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.