COLUMBIA, Mo. - After 32 years as the head coach of the Tigers and putting the program on the map, Mizzou commemorated Norm Stewart forever.
Mizzou athletics honored Stewart with a bronze statue on the north side of Mizzou Arena today.
Stewart coached Mizzou from 1967 to 1999 and won more than 630 games in his Hall of Fame career. He helped lead the Tigers to 16 of its 26 all-time NCAA tournament appearances and 19 Big 8 tournament championships.
Fans, former players, former coaches and administration members were in attendance to pay tribute to Mizzou basketball's greatest coach.
Norm Stewart met with the media immediately following the unveiling of the statue.
The statue is privately funded and made by St. Louis native Harry Weber. Weber made the bronze statue of Don Faurot on the north side outside of Faurot Field.
Current men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin believes the honor is deserved and hopes to follow in Stewart's foot steps.