Add another head coaching vacancy to the carousel of Southeastern Conference basketball coaches this spring.
Arkansas parted ways with Mike Anderson on Tuesday, following an 18-16 season in which the Razorbacks failed to make the NCAA Tournament. The Razorbacks lost to Indiana in the second round of the NIT Tournament.
Anderson held the job for eight years, but only reached the Big Dance in three of the eight. His best season was 2014-15, when he led Arkansas to a 24-7 regular season record, a runner-up finish in the SEC Tournament, and a spot in the NCAA’s Round of 32.
With Anderson’s departure, there are now four job openings in the SEC, and a fifth, LSU, may open up soon once the Will Wade situation is settled.
It also means we won’t get to see Anderson blow by John Calipari in the handshake line after UK-Arkansas games. Those two really don’t care for one another.
In other Mike Anderson news, who told him it was OK to wear that shirt?