The Kansas State Wildcats have been on the search for a new head coach ever since Frank Martin left for the South Carolina head coaching job. The Wildcats have found their new coach in former Illinois Illini coach Bruce Weber, according to a report by Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports.
The former Illinois coach, who was let go by Illinois a few weeks ago, has been hired to replace Frank Martin at Kansas State, sources told CBSSports.com. Weber will be introduced Saturday at 3 p.m. in Manhattan, Kansas.
Before landing the Kansas State job, Weber had also interviewed for the vacant SMU head coaching job according to a report Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas News. Weber met with the SMU athletic director Steve Orsini on Thursday in New Orleans, according to Hariopoulos, but ultimately decided to ink a deal with Kansas State.
Prior to the hiring of Weber, ESPN analyst Doug Gottleib expressed interest in the head coaching vacancy, but instead of going with a "famous face" with no head coach experience, the Wildcats offered the position to Bruce Weber.
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