Missouri coach Mike Anderson, recently linked to the Arkansas Razorbacks, will return to the Missouri Tigers with "a contract extension and a raise", according to a report from ESPN Monday night. Anderson would get an extra $500,000 a year for two additional years, pet multiple unnamed sources. Anderson, an assistant coach under Nolan Richardson for 17 years at Arkansas, was expected over the weekend to bolt Missouri for a return to Fayetteville.
The Post-Dispatch reported on the contract talks earlier today, suggesting that the Arkansas discussions were never as advanced as they seemed earlier in the weekend. There's been no indication that Arkansas ever made an offer, and Anderson's Missouri duties like recruiting have continued unabated.
If Anderson signs the deal he'll have seven years remaining on his contract, at a base salary of $2 million a year. Anderson, 51, has coached Missouri's basketball team since 2006, his second head coaching job after a stint at UAB from 2002 to 2006. He had been an assistant coach at Arkansas since 1985 before taking the UAB job and has been tied to the Razorbacks periodically ever since.