Missouri Tigers fired Coach Cuonzo Martin. He led the team for five years. However, the action drew criticisms from other college basketball coaches.
Martin became the Tigers’ coach in 2017 after leading California for three years. Missouri hired Martin to replace Kim Anderson. During his first year with the Tigers, the team qualified for the NCAA basketball tournament. Also, they qualified in 2021. However, they failed to get out of the first round in both attempts.
Missouri went 12-21 and 5-13 in SEC play this season. The Tigers’ season finished Thursday with a 76-68 misfortune to LSU in the SEC competition. According to sportsbook pay per head reports, Missouri lost seven of its last nine games to end the season. In five seasons, Martin had a record of 78-77.
Missouri Tigers Fired Coach Cuonzo Martin
According to basketball betting tutorials and news sites, the terminating of Martin’s contract is a popular move among Missouri fans that have longed for a triumphant program for quite a long time. However, it was met with far and wide hatred from the college basketball community.
Kansas mentor Bill Self deplored another coaching change, including one of the Jayhawks’ greatest opponents. Kansas State mentor Bruce Weber resigned on Thursday. However, he probably would have been fired on the off chance that he hadn’t left.
According to the sports handicapping forum, Missouri employed Martin following the failed three-year residency of Anderson. He promised to bring an exciting style of basketball and high-profile recruits. However, most of the recruits suffered injuries, including Michael Porter Jr. Also, the pieces never came together.
Martin unquestionably had support from various college basketball coaches, including South Carolina’s Frank Martin.
Martin led the program through broad social agitation nearby, including fights during the Black Lives Matter movement. As a result, the basketball and football programs defined the BLM movement.