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Missouri to pay assistant basketball coach Tim Fuller nearly $100,000 in buyout

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Missouri reached a buyout agreement with men’s basketball associate head coach Tim Fuller.

Tigers coach Kim Anderson announced last week that Fuller, 37, would not return on his staff for the 2015-16 season.

Under an agreement signed Monday, Fuller will receive a lump sum payment of $54,166.68 plus an additional lump sum equal to 272 hours’ salary, which roughly equates to $42,500 based on Fuller’s $325,000 annual salary.

Fuller, whose employment officially ends April 8, also will be paid a lump sum for any accrued and unused vacation time.

MU also agreed to pay his travel expenses in connection with this weekend’s Final Four, which annually coincides with the National Association of Basketball Coaches Convention.

Fuller still had one year remaining on a two-year contract he signed last summer.

He originally came to Missouri as assistant coach on Frank Haith’s inaugural staff before the 2011-12 season and was promoted to associate head coach before the next season.

Fuller, who opted not to go with Haith to Tulsa when he abruptly resigned last April, helped smoothed Anderson’s transition and keep the roster intact last summer.

Fuller, a native of Woodbridge, Va., and former player at Wake Forest, went 5-0 filling in on an interim basis when Haith was suspended for the first five games of the 2013-14 season.

He was chosen by ESPN as one of the top 10 assistant coaches under 40 years old in May 2012 and previously worked on basketball staffs at Elon, Miami, Fla., Wake Forest, Fairfield and Louisville before coming to Missouri.

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