Despite a decline the last few years in attendance under former head coach John Pelphrey, Anderson said he expects Bud Walton Arena crowds to return to their glory days in terms of size and fervor right away.
"I expect our fans to show up and show out," Anderson noted."
Anderson and his 2011-2012 Razorbacks had media day on Wednesday, two days ahead of opening up practice with an event called Primetime at the Palace.
It begins at 7 p.m. although it's the next day that practice will begin in earnest with a pair of workouts.
"I'm sure as you came into the arena you could smell the paint and see guys working," Anderson said. "My theme is going to be remodeling. We are remodeling some of the offices, we are going to remodel some of the mindsets of our players and - at the same time – remodel our fans and get them engaged once again. Our fans have always been a part of Razorback basketball."
Anderson was an assistant for former Arkansas Nolan Richardson when the Razorbacks made the move from Barnhill Arena to Bud Walton Arena in 1993.
The Razorbacks won the 1994 national championship and then return to the title game the following season.
Anderson, who was a 17-year assistant under Richardson, now takes over as the head coach after successful "remodeling" stops at UAB and Missouri.
He talked about how Richardson created a monster during his tenure.
"The monster's hungry now," Anderson said. "Hopefully we can put a product out to help feed that."
The Anderson era will officially open on 11-11-11 when the Razorbacks host USC-Upstate.
That's after a pair of exhibition games with Texas A&M Commerce (Nov. 4) and Christian Brothers (Nov. 8).
"I've always said I don't worry about what I don't have," Anderson said. "We are going to work with the players we do have and we are going to field a team that will be competitive. They are going to leave it on the floor each and every night."
Anderson expects his team to improve throughout the season.
"We know there are a lot of question marks, a lot of question marks," Anderson said. "But hopefully as the season progresses, we will start answering some of those questions pertaining to this basketball team. It's a process."
Arkansas has a great freshmen recruiting class of Rashad Madden, B.J. Young, Hunter Mickelson (up to 242 pounds from 206) and 250-pound DeVonta Abron.
But Anderson cautions they will have to learn how to play college basketball and expectations shouldn't go out of the roof.
"They haven't played a single ounce of college basketball," Anderson said. "They are not going to be the saviors. I think it is going to start with the guys that have are here. The key with freshmen is that you want them to come and hopefully they can come at their own pace."
Junior forward Marshawn Powell is down to 219 points after playing at around 245 pounds land struggling on the court last season.
"A guy like Marshawn has a chance to be a tough match-up," Anderson said. "He has got his weight down and is a good basketball player. Hopefully this can be his coming out party again."
Senior Michael Sanchez had back surgery last week according to Anderson.
"It was a procedure that took place and we hope he will be back by the first of November to really workout actively with our basketball team," Anderson said.
It's no surprise they Anderson believes his team can be solid defensively.
"I think we are going to have to rely on our defense early on," Anderson said. "Maybe that defense can create some easy offense. We want to be an attacking team.
"We are not a big team so rebounding is always going to be a concern," Anderson said. "Can we match people? The thing I like is that we have big guards…They are going to have to get in there and help us rebound. I think that will make our fast break even more effective."