Mizzou lets go of long-time basketball radio analyst

The Mizzou Athletics Department confirmed Gary Link is no longer an employee. (Photo Courtesy: Mizzou Athletics Staff Directory).

Mizzou Athletics confirmed long-time men's basketball color commentator Gary Link is no longer an employee of the university.

Link's job title on Mizzou's staff directory was 'Former Special Assistant to the Athletic Director.' He was no longer seen on the directory as of Thursday afternoon.

"Gary Link has been relieved of his duties with Mizzou Athletics, however, it would be inappropriate to comment further on a personnel matter," said Mizzou Athletics spokesman, Nick Joos, in a statement Thursday.

Link's departure comes just days before the 'Showdown for Relief' exhibition basketball game between MU and KU and less than two weeks before the start of the season. For two decades, Link was a part of the basketball radio broadcasts.

"The athletic department will work with Mizzou Sports Properties to identify a replacement for Gary on our radio broadcasts," Joos said.

Link played basketball for MU from 1970-1974.

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