That's just what he did on Friday after the NIT left the Razorbacks (19-13, 10-8) out of its 322-team field earlier in the week.
"FIrst of all I don't plan on being here at this time next year," Anderson said of Bud Walton Arena press room. "So that means if I am not here you guys are not here. Obviously not only wanting to get to the dance but we want to dance when we get there.
"I think the preparation for that starts right now," Anderson added. "Because the offseason I think should be really important to our players coming off this year."
"I was disappointed that we didn't get a call," Anderson said. I just thought with the schedule we played, with the teams we beat, the teams we played … When you talk about strength of schedule. So it was disappointing to me.… I thought our guys were more than worthy of it. I thought it could be a good building block for our basketball team. But we'll use the off-season to do that."
The Razorbacks – who have not been in the postseason now for five straight years - were 6-6 this season against teams selected to play in the NCAA or the NIT.
"It's a season I thought that was a disappointment for me because I thought our guys would be in a tournament whether it be in the NCAA or NIT," Anderson said. "I thought we won some really good games and had a great schedule. Obviously you have to win games to put yourself in that position but I thought even when you look at the SEC in itself…three teams in the tournament, that was not good for the SEC."
Anderson made it clear that thought his team made progress this season, but that was not to be taken to mean that he was happy with the season.
"From my standpoint there was improvement in our basketball team - with our basketball team and our program," Anderson said. "We are going in the right direction.
"Now I am one of those guys who is a bad loser," Anderson added. "I like to win."
There has been plenty of speculation that the Razorbacks two leading scorers – sophomore B.J. Young (15.2) and redshirt junior Marshawn Powell (14.5) – will turn professional and not be back next season.
"I'll have a chance to sit down with those guys," Anderson said. "Right now those guys are on spring break. What will happen is, they'll get back here and get back acclimated academically…Then I'll have an opportunity to sit down with those guys as well and find out where we are and where they are. We'll address that at that point in time.
" I don't deal in speculation," Anderson added. "I know a lot of people speculate, but until I sit down and visit with those guys and find out where they are and what's taking place, then we'll move forward from there."
Anderson was then asked if he knew how they were leaning.
"I just answered that." Anderson said. "I don't deal in speculation. Until I sit down with them … I don't deal in speculation. I never have. So once those guys get back and we get an opportunity, I'll sit down with those guys as well as well as the rest of our team. I do that with everybody, all our kids. All our players and our staff.
"And in the meantime, if they come to me before then and want to address it, then we'll address it," Anderson added. "But I don't deal in speculation."
Despite rumors, Anderson said that no one has come to him and told him they wanted to transfer.
"No, our guys have been gone on spring break," Anderson said. "They won't be back until at least Sunday, but no."
Arkansas knows it will be adding size next season – having inked 6-10 forward Bobby Portis and 6-10 center Moses Kingsley in the fall while also mixing in 6-6, 230-pound Houston transfer Alandise Harris, the former Little Rock Central star.
As a sophomore at Houston, Harris averaged 13 points and 6.2 boards – which would have led the Razorbacks in rebounding this season.
"What Alandise gave us (in practice) was a guy that could bang and push and shove with Marshawn," Anderson said. "That's the thing I liked seeing. He's a guy that rebounds the basketball. He's just got a knack for the basketball. There are some guys that have a nose for the ball, and he's one of those guys. He's got a good pair of hands, and he can face up and score.
"He can get in there and utilize the basket, whether he goes across the basket or guys right at the basket," Anderson added. " So now he won't be in a situation where he's just practicing. Now he'll get a chance to actually practice to play. …. I just think he brings us a level of toughness that you've got to have. And hopefully he's a guy that can score for us, get us some buckets around the basket, and he can get to the free throw line as well."
Anderson noted that while Harris would have helped his team this season, he should be better next season for having a year in the program already.
"He was just able to get familiar with the terminology and what it is going to take for him to be an excellent player," Anderson said. "He wants to be an impact player with our program. When you talk about (his) improvement, I just think it was from the basketball knowledge part and what it is going to take."
Portis is a McDonald's All-American and the 17th-best player nationally according to Scout.com while the Nigerian-born Kingsley – regarded as the nation's best prep shot-blocking prospect – is a top 40 player nationally as well.
"Bobby Portis obviously is a freshman that will give us some size, not only size but size that can play," Anderson said. "We'll know as he gets here on campus what kind of impact that he will have. But I just like this work ethic, his mindset. He's a humble kid that has worked extremely hard to become one of the elite players in the country in high school. That is evident by him having the opportunity to play in the McDonald's All-American game.
"Moses Kingsley is a young man who is going to come in and be special," Anderson added. "He can rebound and block shots and offensively I think can continue to develop and will be an outstanding player in time with our program.
"So we are addressing some of the needs that we are going to need defending the rim," Anderson continued. " We have some guys with some size that can do that and that's going to be a big, big benefit. And rebounding they will be able to help in the rebounding category. So I am excited about these guys."
It doesn't appear that Harris, Portis and Kingsley that will be the only new additions to next year's roster as Anderson and assistants Melvin Watkins and T.J, Cleveland were all at the National Junior College Tournament at Hutchinson, Kan., earlier this week.
They were there to see New Mexico College combo guard Desmond Lee (6-4, 195) and Baytown (Texas) Lee College shooting guard and former Searcy star Jamal Jones (6-8, 190) – both of whom have scholarship offers from the Razorbacks.
Currently Arkansas has 14 players – including the fall signees – for the 13 scholarships the NCAA allows.
"As I always say, we are always recruiting," Anderson said. "You never stop recruiting. I have been in this business long enough to understand that part of it. And when you talk about scholarships and what we have available, I am sure when that time comes it will work itself out."
Anderson believes that he is getting more of his player into the program and they are learning what he wants from them.
"Again, I don't like being here at this time but at the same time I continue to be be excited about the direction of our program," Anderson said. "I really, really do. I think we have more kids now that are starting to understand and buy into it and recruiting is so critical at this university or any university - but especially here at this time."
Arkansas was a dominant force at home this season while tying a school-record for home wins and going 17-1 at Bud Walton Arena.
But the Razorbacks were woeful on the road for the second straight season with just one win away from Arkansas.
"I just think that some of the things that have to improve with this team is its level of toughness," Anderson added. "It was one of the aspects (missing) on the road – toughness. When the going gets rough, the tough get going. You have heard that saying. That has got to be our mantra, that has got to be our mindset.
"We have got to have leadership and there is no question our guard play has got to improve," Anderson added. "When we are really, really good, it's our guard play is superb. Not just offensively, but defensively. Our guys find a way to shut down other guards and then they figure it out on the offensive end as well."