"All of us want to see our programs compete for championships and consistently play for postseason and represent Mizzou in the right way on and off the court," Sterk said. "Today, we're able to check off all the boxes needed to develop a championship-level program with the hiring of Cuonzo Martin."
"We are thrilled that Cuonzo is returning to the Midwest and that his family will now call Columbia home," Mizzou athletic director Jim Sterk said. "From the outset of our search, our goal was to find a coach who had demonstrated success, academically and on the court, while also sharing our values and who can help to re-ignite interest in Mizzou men's basketball among our fan base. I believe we found all of that and more with Cuonzo and I look forward to watching him compete for championships and postseason appearances for many years to come."