Columbia, Mo. Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson will remain Tigers coach, ESPN.com reported on Monday night.
ESPN’s sources confirmed a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report that the school was on the verge of finalizing a new deal with Anderson that will add two years to his current contract.
Also, Anderson will receive a bump in salary to nearly $2 million, up from his current pay grade of roughly $1.5 million, the sources told ESPN’s Andy Katz.
Anderson was rumored to be a candidate for the opening at Arkansas, where he was an assistant for 17 years. Arkansas fired coach John Pelphrey on March 13.
Anderson received a new seven-year deal last April after he interviewed for the Oregon coaching job.