How Dennis Gates’ rise from Chicago prep guard to Cal freshman captain leads him to Mizzou | Mizzou Sports News

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Twenty-five years ago, Dennis Gates was full of surprises on his recruiting visit to the Bay Area. Gates, one of several Division I prospects from his powerhouse high school team in Chicago, was in Berkeley, California, visiting the Cal campus when on his second day there, coach Ben Braun asked over breakfast … Read more

Mizzou Board will vote Tuesday to approve Dennis Gates’ contract as new basketball coach | Mizzou Sports News

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri could officially have a new men’s basketball coach Tuesday. Cleveland State coach Dennis Gates, Mizzou’s choice to replace Cuonzo Martin, was expected to be among the passengers on a flight from Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport that landed at Columbia Regional Airport at 9 am Monday. Several Mizzou officials were there on … Read more

Mizzou prepared to hire Cleveland State’s Dennis Gates, pending Board approval | Mizzou Sports News

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri is prepared to hire Cleveland State’s Dennis Gates as its next men’s basketball coach, pending approval from the UM System Board of Curators, sources confirmed Saturday. The Board must give 24 hours notice before holding a closed executive meeting to approve the contract. As of Saturday, the Board had not issued … Read more

Mizzou prepared to hire Cleveland State’s Dennis Gates, pending Board approval | Mizzou Sports News

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri is prepared to hire Cleveland State’s Dennis Gates as its next men’s basketball coach, pending approval from the UM System Board of Curators, sources confirmed Saturday. The Board must give 24 hours notice before holding a closed executive meeting to approve the contract. As of noon Saturday, the Board had not … Read more

BenFred: Ford’s polarizing place in Mizzou coaching search speculation is good reminder he’s better off sticking with Billikens | Ben Frederickson

I’m going to try to write about Mizzou and Billikens basketball without making one of the two fan bases — or both — go bananas. SLU coach Travis Ford is a former Mizzou player who has recruited St. Louis well while turning the Billikens into a top-five team in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Post-Dispatch teammate … Read more

Altman? English? Golden? Mizzou coaching search gets started with options galore | Mizzou Sports News

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Before we get to who could be next at Missouri, let’s recap where things stand across the Southeastern Conference: The Bulldogs made the first move in the SEC and nabbed White before his seat could get too hot to stay in Florida. Shrewd move for White. Impressive but not overwhelmingly impressive hire … Read more

BenFred: Would Mizzou give scandal-plagued basketball coach a shot? An important question is going unanswered | Ben Frederickson

Desiree Reed-Francois is not taking questions about the Missouri men’s basketball coaching search. Mizzou’s new athletics director launched the hunt for her first signature hire with a short news release that included two quotes and no plans to say more until the new guy is introduced. The announcement needed a couple of fact-checks and one … Read more

Who’s Mizzou’s next basketball coach? Reed-Francois could start with this list | Mizzou Sports News

TAMPA, Fla. – For the fifth time in 16 years, Missouri has launched a search for its next men’s basketball coach. With the news Friday, that Cuonzo Martin will not return for a sixth year at MU, athletics director Desiree Reed-Francois now begins her first major coaching hire. Several names of possible candidates have already … Read more

As Mizzou’s season ends, Cuonzo Martin’s future remains uncertain | Mizzou Sports News

TAMPA, Fla. — Cuonzo Martin stomped. He shouted. He paced. He put his nikes and jaws to work. If this indeed proved to be his final game on the Mizzou sideline, Martin seemed intent to burn every last calorie in his 50-year-old body to will the Tigers to one more victory. Once again, it was … Read more