Mike Anderson's mentor, former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson, has the quote of the year about the Mizzou basketball program and his former player and assistant:
“That kind of style is not for everyone,” Richardson said. “Lots of guys have agents and cousins that want them to go to the NBA. They complain about not getting enough touches.
“Mike doesn’t want that. He doesn’t need to go out and sign a bunch of McDonald’s All-Americans. He just needs to go find a few Burger King-type guys and he’ll get it done.”
I think that the Zou Crew and the Antlers need to go out and get a bunch of Burger King crowns and wear them to every game the rest of the year!
Mike Anderson: making Mizzou basketball relevant again since 2006.
Update: where's what Bernie Miklasz had to say.
“It takes a special kind of player to be in that system,” said Richardson, who watched proudly from the back corner as Anderson conducted his post-game press conference. “You have to know that one night you play five minutes and the next night you may play 20. You have to be willing to do that. You can’t be a guy who’s got an agent or friend telling you all the time that you have to get your touches. I call those guys ‘Burger King players’ that have to have it their way. You can’t do that.”
Maybe these quotes come from different interviews, but now I don't know if calling a guy a "Burger King guy" is a compliment or an insult. I prefer the compliment because it sounds as if he's talking about blue collar guys and junkyard dogs.