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Cuonzo Martin named next Missouri basketball coach

The Univeristy of Missouri has hired Cuonzo Martin to be the 19th basketball coach in school history.

Mizzou will be Martin’s fourth stop as a Division I head coach.

He spent three seasons at Missouri State (2008-2011), Tennessee (2011-2014) and California (2014-2017). Martin’s teams have made the NCAA Tournament twice including a sweet sixteen run in 2014.

Martin is from East St. Louis, Illinois. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Martin will receive a seven year contract for just over $21 million.

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