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New Missouri coach Kim Anderson gets 'dream job'

  • New Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson answers questions from the media after he was introduced at an NCAA college basketball news conference in the Reynolds Alumni Center on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    New Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson answers questions from the media after he was introduced at an NCAA college basketball news conference in the Reynolds Alumni Center on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • New Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson,left, is greeted by one of his former players, Jon Sunvold, right, as Anderson moves to the podium to be introduced at an NCAA college basketball news conference in the Reynolds Alumni Center on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    New Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson,left, is greeted by one of his former players, Jon Sunvold, right, as Anderson moves to the podium to be introduced at an NCAA college basketball news conference in the Reynolds Alumni Center on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • New Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson and his wife Melissa are presented with a jersey and flowers as he is introduced at an NCAA college basketball news conference in the Reynolds Alumni Center on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson

    New Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson and his wife Melissa are presented with a jersey and flowers as he is introduced at an NCAA college basketball news conference in the Reynolds Alumni Center on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson  (The Associated Press)

No sales pitch was necessary for Kim Anderson. The new Missouri coach says this is his dream job.

The 58-year-old Anderson welled up a few times and paused to collect himself at his introductory news conference Tuesday, a day after the school hired him to replace Frank Haith.

Athletic director Mike Alden said Anderson got a five-year contract with the total package worth more than $2 million per year. He said he got the right man for the job.

Anderson was a star player at Missouri in the 1970s and then a long-time key aide to Norm Stewart. He's interviewed for the job before and this time got the school's attention by winning a Division II title at Central Missouri this past season.