Feb 22, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bruce Weber reacts to a play in action against the Oklahoma Sooners during the first half at Lloyd Noble Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber agrees to contract extension


Since Frank Martin’s departure from Manhattan, the Kansas State basketball program has been impressively led by former Illinois head coach Bruce Weber, and as a result of that, Weber has been awarded with a lucrative contract extension.

Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reports that Weber’s new deal to stay as the head of the Wildcats basketball program will net him a significant raise to $1.85 million per season, and with each passing year, that salary will bump up by $100,000 increments. Weber has long been regarded as a high-end coach in college basketball, and while he left Illinois under a bit of scrutiny for his inability to recruit at a top-flight level, that hasn’t stopped him from succeeding in the Big 12.

In his first year, Weber’s team came out of the gate firing in route to a 27-8 record (despite a second-round NCAA Tournament exit), and he followed things up with a more modest 20-13 record this past season. However, it must be noted that Weber lost a great deal of veteran talent from his initial season, and for the most part, Kansas State overachieved a great deal in producing a #9 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Kansas State may never been an elite program, but as long as Bruce Weber is there, they will be highly competitive and he will be rewarded as such.

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