Missouri head coach Kim Anderson is facing a lot of pressure to win this season to save his job. The third-year coach responded to the critics by having some fun at the team’s Halloween and Hoops preseason scrimmage on Friday night.
Anderson was rolled out onto the floor in a casket and unveiled before the crowd, popping out and surprising fans and his own players with the stunt.
“Many other have buried us,” Anderson said to the crowd. “We hope to prove them wrong this year.”
Anderson has struggled mightily since taking over Missouri as the team is 19-44 and only 6-30 in the SEC in his two seasons at the helm. The Tigers have finished in dead last in the SEC the last two years with the team being picked to do the same this preseason.
For Anderson to take the floor in a casket shows a very unique sense of humor (especially in the world of sports), but he could also be remembered only for this stunt if he doesn’t turn things around this season.
With a roster full of sophomores and new players, the Tigers are going to have to prove they belong in the SEC very quickly so this stunt doesn’t come back to haunt Anderson’s tenure.
(H/t: Dave Matter, St. Louis-Post Dispatch)