ST. LOUIS (AP) — The long, painful search to fill Missouri’s men’s basketball coaching job ended in April with the hiring of Frank Haith, who soon set out to meet Tigers fan across the state.
The fans have heard a lot more about Haith this week. A former booster at the University of Miami says he violated NCAA rules with the knowledge or direct participation of at least six Hurricanes coaches, including Haith.
Missouri acknowledged it was aware of the report and that the NCAA has asked to speak with Haith. David Bradley, a member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators, says they were told Haith was a well-qualified replacement for coach Mike Anderson. He says he hopes there is no truth to the allegations.
Haith was hired in early April, right about the same time the NCAA launched its investigation at Miami.