Arkansas Signs Mike Anderson to Extension Through 2021-22 Season

by Associated Press  on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 7:53 pm   1 min read

Mike Anderson
Head Basketball Coach, University of Arkansas (University of Arkansas Athletics)

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas has signed basketball coach Mike Anderson to a two-year extension through the 2021-22 season.

The extension announced Friday is the second for Anderson, who is in his seventh season with the Razorbacks and has an overall record of 142-80. His original seven-year contract was extended in 2015 through the 2019-20 season, and his new deal could keep the 58-year-old Anderson at Arkansas through his 11th season.

Anderson has led the Razorbacks to the NCAA Tournament twice in the last three seasons, and his new extension is for $2.55 million annually. Arkansas is 14-6 this season and is 24th nationally in the NCAA's RPI ratings.

Prior to becoming the head coach of the Razorbacks, Anderson coached at Missouri and Alabama-Birmingham. Before that, he was an assistant at Arkansas for 17 seasons under former coach Nolan Richardson — helping the school win the 1994 national championship.

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