Cuonzo Martin, the Missouri State men’s basketball coach, who has been listed as a candidate to replace former Missouri coach Mike Anderson, released the following statement on Thursday afternoon amid speculation that he is a candidate for the open Missouri coaching position.
“Nobody from Missouri has contacted me or my agent, so anything connecting me to that position at this point is simply a rumor,” Martin said in the statement. “My priorities continue to be with Missouri State and building a championship program here.”
The statement also said that Martin will not be commenting further on Missouri’s coaching search. He was unavailable to speak with the Missourian on Friday afternoon.
Rick Kindhart, Assistant Athletics Director at Missouri State, told the Missourian on Friday afternoon that the last time he spoke with Martin was Thursday evening. Kindhart said that, at that time, Missouri had not yet contacted Martin.