KANSAS CITY, Mo. — University of Missouri – Kansas City has hired Kareem Richardson to be it’s new head men’s basketball coach. Richardson takes over for Matt Brown, who was fired at the end of the 2012-2013 season.
Richardson is a 16-year collegiate coaching veteran and currently an assistant coach at the University of Louisville, under legendary coach Rick Pitino. He has helped the Cardinals to the Big East tournament crown and the NCAA Tournament No. 1 overall seed this season.
Richardson also spent a year at UMKC in 2007-08 as an assistant. He has played and coached in the region, and has helped bring in well-ranked recruiting classes at every school during his coaching career.
“We would like to welcome Kareem back to Kansas City Hall,” UMKC Athletic Director Tim Hall said.
“He has strong relationships with high school and AAU coaches here and throughout the Midwest. He brings a high basketball pedigree in the areas of recruiting, on-the-floor coaching, strategy and preparation, and service to young men. Kareem is an educator, and knows what it takes to be successful in the mid-major ranks.”
Richardson will be formally introduced in a press conference on the UMKC campus on Monday, March 25.