Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith has agreed to leave Missouri and become the next head basketball coach at the University of Tulsa, ESPN and CBSSports.com reported. Haith traveled to Tulsa on Thursday, and The Tulsa World reported that the official announcement is expected today. Neither Missouri nor Tulsa officials could confirm Thursday night that Haith had signed a contract.
Haith just completed his third year of a six-year contract with Missouri. He led the Tigers to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in 2012 and 2013, losing in the first round both times, but is coming off his worst year, with Missouri missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time in six seasons.
Haith has a $500,000 buyout in the contract he signed with Missouri in 2011.