Missouri’s Dennis Gates has hit the ground running and is busy re-invigorating the Tigers’ rich basketball program. How did he choose Missouri as his next coaching stop? Restoring program core values. The importance of team connectivity. Learning from his mentor Leonard Hamilton. The importance of emotional intelligence and keeping high standards. And why getting back to the NCAA Tournament is the primary goal. Plus, a full SEC preseason preview! Final Four or bust for Kentucky? Tennessee underrated?