Frank Haith Agrees To Take Over Mizzou Hoops

Multiple sources confirmed to me Sunday evening that University of Miami basketball coach Frank Haith is in negotiations with the University of Missouri to become its next basketball coach.

Frank Haith

According to Mizzou athletic and administration sources, Haith met today with school Athletic Director Mike Alden in Houston. Following the meeting, negotiations commenced between the two parties for the Missouri basketball coaching job.

COLUMBIA (MO) DAILY TRIBUNE Sports Editor Joe Walljasper subsequently confirmed the news on Twitter:

Got confirmation that the University of Miami’s Frank Haith has agreed to be Missouri’s basketball coach.

The 45-year-old Haith has gone 124-96 overall and 40-63 in ACC play since taking over as Hurricanes head coach in 2004.

Haith’s current contract with Miami expires after the 2012-2013 season.
Late Sunday the University of Missouri system website announced that the University of Missouri Board of Curators “will hold a special meeting at 7:45 p.m. April 4, 2011, originating in 321 University Hall, Columbia, Mo., and at remote locations via conference telephone.”

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The board will meet in open session to consider a motion to close the meeting. Notice is hereby given that the board of curators, upon such a motion duly made and adopted, may hold a closed session and may conduct closed votes pursuant to Sections 610.021 (1), Section 610.021 (3) and 610.021 (12) and 610.021 (13) RSMo, relating to matters in those provisions, which include confidential or privileged communications with counsel; and for consideration of certain personnel and contract items.

The meeting was called in part to evaluate a possible contract between Haith and Missouri.

UPDATE: Vahe Gregorian of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, and Jeff Goodman of FOXSports.com have also now confirmed the news.

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