Frank Martin To Be Named South Carolina Basketball Coach, According To Reports

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 15: Head coach Frank Martin of the Kansas State Wildcats reacts against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 15, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Frank Martin is expected to leave Kanas State to become the next head basketball coach at South Carolina.

Frank Martin will leave Kansas State to become the next basketball coach at South Carolina, according to The State reporter Andy Shain.

Martin just finished his fifth season at K-State, where he led the Wildcats to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances. He amassed a career record of 117-54 and went 6-4 in the Big Dance.

Kansas State and Martin agreed to a new contract in 2010 that runs through 2015. The deal pays him an average of $1.55 million per year after signing bonuses, but before performance-based bonuses. According to the contract's renegotiation clause, if a new arrangement between Martin and K-State is not met by June 1, his buyout to leave Manhattan would drop from $1 million to $500,000.

Martin will replace Darrin Horn, who was fired on March 13 after four seasons with South Carolina. The Gamecocks ended the 2011-12 season with a record of 10-21 and went just 2-14 in SEC play. They lost 11 of their final 12 games, including a 63-57 defeat to Alabama in the first round of the conference tournament.

For more on this story, be sure to visit Garnet and Black Attack and Bring on the Cats.

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