I was definitely apprehensive when Anthony Kristensen, the Missouri men's basketball beat reporter, asked if I could go out with him to the tiny Mid-Missouri airport. Not to mention this was the second time he asked. And I was a little doubtful that we would ever see a plane land. But on March 22, 2022 it happened. The only good photo I got was of the plane itself. Dennis Gates and his family were quickly taken off the plane, put into a car and driven out of the airport. Not to be seen till the next day, when it was announced that he was the new head coach of the Missouri Tigers.
I then quickly jumped at the chance to actually see the man in person. And was assigned to cover the press conference later that day.
Those were two days that I'll remember for a long time. Read Anthony Kristensen's article "Gates confident ahead of role as new as new MU men's basketball coach"