Mizzou Trying to Keep Its Basketball Coach

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Talks are under way to keep Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson right where he is.

Athletics spokesman Chad Moller told The Associated Press on
Friday there have been "informal talks about what can be done, and
what needs to be done" to retain Anderson.

The third-year coach has led Missouri to one of the best seasons
in school history, racking up a record 31 wins and a Big 12
conference tournament championship. The Tigers beat Memphis on
Thursday to reach the NCAA regional finals.

Citing unnamed sources, The Kansas City Star reported Friday
that Missouri is ready to raise Anderson's $850,000 annual salary
to at least $1.3 million and renew his contract for five years.

Anderson has been mentioned as a candidate for coaching
vacancies at Alabama and Georgia.