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Anthony Peeler interested in UMKC job

Updated: 2013-03-14T01:37:34Z

By BLAIR KERKHOFF

The Kansas City Star

Former Missouri star Anthony Peeler has expressed interest in the UMKC men's basketball coaching job.

Peeler, who left Mizzou in 1992 third on career scoring leader list, is in his fourth year as an assistant coach at Virginia Union in Richmond, Va. The Panthers are members of the Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Peeler was a standout at Paseo High, where he became a McDonald’s All-American. He spent 13 seasons in the NBA after being drafted by the Lakers in the first round in 1992.

“It would be my dream to come back home to Missouri to coach and build up a winning program,” Peeler said in an email message.

UMKC looks to replace Matt Brown, who was fired Tuesday after six seasons. Sources have indicated Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson, a former UMKC assistant, is the front runner for the job.

To reach Blair Kerkhoff, call 816-234-4730 or send email to bkerkhoff@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/BlairKerkhoff.

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