Bryan Burwell of the Post-Dispatch: Mike Alden might have trouble luring a top name because of his relationship with Frank Haith.
But anyone who thinks that Mizzou is going to land a coaching star like Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall, VCU’s Shaka Smart or even Dayton’s Archie Miller better slow their roll.
This isn’t a bad job, but it’s a job with certain, shall we say, difficulties.
Dave Matter of the Post-Dispatch: Missouri will start with WSU’s Gregg Marshall.
Missouri will begin its search with the biggest name in the field: Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall. On Sunday, Marshall’s agent told the Post-Dispatch that Missouri had not made contact with him or Marshall about the vacancy. That doesn’t mean a third-party search firm has not made some initial contact. Alden has historically used national consultant Bob Beaudine to assist in coaching searches and he could go that route again.
Joe Strauss of the Post-Dispatch: Mizzou basketball has a lot of rebuilding on its agenda.
Alden claims the athletic department is in a much better financial position now than several years ago. That’s easy to believe given Mizzou’s move to the SEC. But does that translate to lavishing $3 million on a new hoops coach when Gary Pinkel had to take his football program to three conference title games before reaching that stratosphere?