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Mike Anderson to help athletes train for global sporting events

Thursday, June 4, 2009 | 8:17 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson will work as a USA Basketball assistant after leading the Tigers to a school-record 31 wins in the 2008-09 season.

Anderson will help train 40 athletes trying to earn spots on the national teams for the U19 World Championship and the World University Games.

Team trials take place later this month at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Anderson's fellow assistant coaches include John Beilein of Michigan, Gonzaga's Mark Few and Herb Sendek of Arizona State. Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon is the under-19 team's coach, with Bo Ryan of Wisconsin leading the university team.

The U19 World Championship will be held in July in Auckland, New Zealand. The World University Games' basketball competition takes place in July in Belgrade, Serbia.

 


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