(KTVI) - After some speculation, Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden announced Thursday that men's head basketball coach Frank Haith is leaving Mizzou to coach at Tulsa.
Alden said that Haith sent him a text message Friday morning informing him that he would be taking the job at Tulsa. The players and the rest of the coaching staff have been notified.
Haith flew to Tulsa on Thursday afternoon to meet with Tulsa University officials.
Haith has been Mizzou's head basketball coach for the past three years, coming up from the University of Miami.
It is believed Haith was in the market for another head coaching job because the Tigers failed to make the NCAA Tournament this past season and top scorers Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson have both declared themselves eligible for this summer's NBA Draft.