Sources tell KRMG news, Haith will be announced at a news conference sometime Friday.
Haith will replace Danny Manning, who left Tulsa after two years to take the top job at Wake Forest.
The news is Haith’s involvement and interest in the job came as a shock to some close to the program. Haith has been the head coach in Columbia for three years.
In 2012, he took the Tigers to a 30-5 record and was named the national coach of the year.
However, there have been NCAA problems along the way for Haith as well. While he was the head coach at Miami, Haith and an assistant coach paid off a booster to keep him quiet about recruiting violations.
That led to a five game suspension for Haith to begin this season.
Then Louisville transfer Zach Price was kicked off the Tigers team after he was arrested on assault charges twice.
Two other players from this year’s team, Wes Clark and Shane Rector were arrested for possession of marijuana.
Another player, Tony Criswell, was suspended during the year as well.
If Haith had stayed at Missouri, he would be dealing with the loss of his three leading scorers.
Former TU star Jordan Clarkson and his guard mate Jabari Brown are bypassing their senior year to enter the NBA. The other top player, Earnest Ross, was a senior this season.
Overall, Haith was 76-28 in his three season at Missouri, including two trips to the NCAA tournament. This year’s team went 23-12 and lost to Southern Mississippi in the second round of the NIT.