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.