Mizzou introduces 'Missouri made' Anderson as head coach

Anderson ended his remarks before questioning with, "Thanks for bringing me home."

University of Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden said it was an "honor and a privilege" to introduce Kim Anderson as the schoolâ??s new basketball coach.

The 58-year-old Anderson was introduced in the Reynolds Alumni Center Tuesday morning.

"It took a long time to walk up those stairs, it took 15 years," said Anderson after being introduced by Alden.

"This is my dream job, Iâ??m Mizzou through and throughâ?¦I know how special this program is to so many people."

The Universityâ??s announcement of the hiring came after a special meeting by the Board of Curators in Columbia Monday.

Anderson served as an assistant under Norm Stewart at Mizzou from 1982-1985 and again from 1991-1999. The team reached the NCAA Tournament six times during those seasons.

"When I started coaching with Coach Stewart in the 80â??s, I though someday Iâ??d like to be the head coach at Missouriâ?¦Itâ??s been something Iâ??ve worked for, for a long time," he said.

Anderson spent 12 seasons in total at Central Missouri, leading the Mules to a 274-94 (.743) record. They reached the Division II Final Four in 2007, 2009, and 2014, winning the National Championship this past season. He leaves the school as the all-time winningest coach.

Before Central Missouri, Anderson spent two years as assistant commissioner of the Big 12 Conference.

According to a release from spokesman Chad Moller, Anderson's base salary is $300,000 with another $800,000 in guarantees. He could make around $2.4 million if he meets all incentives.

Anderson ended his remarks before questioning with, "There is no place on earth I would rather be than Columbiaâ?¦thanks for bringing me home."