The University of Missouri expects to hire Dennis Gates to fill its men’s basketball coaching vacancy, per multiple reports.
In Gates’ three seasons at Cleveland State, he went 50-40 overall and 38-21 in league play.
His experience at Florida State and three successful seasons at Cleveland State made Gates one of the most sought-after coaches in the current coaching carousel. Gates also drew interest from Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, LSU and a majority of the open major conference jobs over the past few weeks.
Gates, 42, would replace former coach Cuonzo Martin, who went 78-77 in his five seasons at Missouri. He’s the first marquee hire in a revenue sport for first-year athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois, who arrived at Missouri in August.