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Posted on: Sunday, April 18, 2010

CBKB: Missouri's Anderson says no to Oregon overtures


ALAN SCHER ZAGIER
Associated Press Writer

COLUMBIA, Mo. Missouri coach Mike Anderson has decided to remain with the Tigers rather than pursue a job at Oregon that could have doubled his salary.

After two days of silence following an interview with Oregon in Texas, Anderson released a statement late Saturday night calling the West Coast overtures nothing more than a "quick conversation."

Anderson just completed his fourth season at Missouri and has led the team to two consecutive NCAA tournament berths after a five-year drought. He signed a seven-year, $10.85 million contract extension one year ago after leading the team to a record 31-win season that ended one game short of the Final Four.

The Missouri coach returned to Columbia from a charity golf tournament in El Paso, Texas, for his team's end-of-season banquet Sunday afternoon. He is scheduled to speak with reporters before the awards banquet.