Letter to Tiger Nation

April 18, 2014


Dear Tiger Nation,

Earlier this morning, Frank Haith informed me that he would be resigning his position as head basketball coach at Missouri. I thanked Frank for his service to the University the past three years and on behalf of the Mizzou family, we wish him, Pam, Corey and Bri, the best of luck.

While we appreciate Coach Haith's contributions, our position as an institution - as we begin this search process - has never been stronger. The exposure, the resources, the facilities and the fan passion for each of our sport programs is at an all-time high and I'm looking forward to beginning the next chapter of Mizzou Basketball. I will be working with a team of people as we conduct a national search for our next coach, and in the process, we will be seeking input from people throughout the basketball community. I am confident we will recruit the right leader who represents our core values of academic integrity, social responsibility and competitive excellence. During this transition, an important focus should be on our young men in this basketball program and providing them with the support and attention they deserve throughout this process.

We have high expectations for all of our athletic programs and we expect to compete for SEC and national championships in men's basketball, and to do so with class, integrity, sportsmanship and a commitment to our student-athletes.

Thank-you for your unwavering support of our student-athletes and coaches and we hope to see you this weekend as we host a number of events at the Sports Park, including the Black & Gold Spring Game, home series in baseball and softball, and the SEC Women's Tennis Championships.

Go Tigers!

Mike Alden

Mike Alden




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