MU Men's Basketball Coaches Set
Watkins was MU's interim head coach after Quin Snyder resigned with six games left in the season. Watkins also continued recruiting for Missouri during the transition from Snyder to Anderson.
"I think Melvin is just instrumental. He has experience, he's been a head coach and, I tell you what, Melvin has been in the Big 12," said Anderson. "And so from a recruiting, he's been a tremendous recruiter. And, not only that, I think he is an even better person. So, we have a lot of different characteristics. That made it easier for me in terms of Melvin being a part of what we are getting ready to do. But, it's familiarity, no question about it. It's going to pay dividends in what we're doing."
Before Watkins came to MU, he was the head coach at Texas A&M.