Frank Haith leaves MU, taking over basketball program at Tulsa

COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri will be looking for a new head coach for its men’s basketball team.

Athletic Director Mike Alden held a news conference on Friday, stating that Frank Haith will be accepting a position of head coach at the University of Tulsa, in Tulsa, Okla.

At a news conference in Columbia, Mo., Friday, Alden said that he received official word from Haith this morning via a text message.

Alden noted that there are no official candidates for the head Missouri job yet, but did mention the success seen by coaches like University of Central Missouri Kim Anderson . Tigers assistant Tim Fuller will serve as the interim head coach.

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Frank confirmed the move to Tulsa verbally this morning to ESPN.com, telling Andy Katz the strength of the league and legacy of the coaches appealed to him.

Haith will replace Kansas Jayhawk All-American and former assistant Danny Manning as the head coach at Tulsa. Manning took over the top spot at Wake Forest earlier this month.

Haith took Mizzou to two NCAA tournaments in his three years as head coach, but only lead the team to the NIT this past season. Haith started the year serving a five-game NCAA suspension tied to his time at the University of Miami.

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