Kansas State rewards Weber

Kansas State rewards Weber

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State AD John Currie announced Wednesday that head coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through the 2019 academic year to continue his leadership of the Kansas State men’s basketball program.

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The additional year to his current contract secures Weber’s services through April 30, 2019. Compensation remains the same per an extension signed in April 2013 and includes a salary of $2.25 million for the additional year during the 2018-19 season. Weber’s annual salary will be $1.85 million for the 2014-15 season and increases by $100,000 for each remaining year per his original 5-year contract ($1.95 million in 2015-16, $2.05 million in 2016-17, $2.15 million in 2017-18 and $2.25 million in 2018-19).  



In addition, Weber is eligible to receive a retention bonus of $500,000, which will be due upon the completion of the current contract on April 30, 2019. Currie also announced an enhanced commitment to Weber's assistant coaches with salary increases.
 
The extension was unanimously approved by the K-State Athletics, Inc., Board of Directors.
 


“Our men’s basketball program continues to make terrific progress under Coach Weber and his staff since their arrival,” said Currie. "He and Megan, along with the entire staff, have really embraced being a part of the K-State family and Manhattan community. I am excited about the future of our program and forward trajectory under his leadership."

Hired on March 31, 2012 as the 24th head coach in school history, Weber has guided K-State to a 47-21 (.691) overall record and consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances the past two seasons. His 47 wins are the most by a head coach in his first two seasons in school history, while he joins Lon Kruger as the only coaches to guide the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament in their first two seasons. This past season, he led the team to a 20-13 record, including a 10-8 mark in the ultra-competitive Big 12, and a school-record fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. The squad set the Bramlage Coliseum record for most consecutive home wins with 15 in a row and registered a 10-game winning streak from Nov. 24, 2013 to Jan. 7, 2014.

 

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787 wrote on April 16, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Congratulations to Bruce Weber.  It is nice to see that success is appreciated somewhere, after his career here was torpedoed by some unfortunate comments in the middle of a basketball season.

ROB McCOLLEY wrote on April 17, 2014 at 3:04 am
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Good one.

JimOATSfan wrote on April 16, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Ditto.

Cheers for Coach Weber and his staff at KSU! Beat KU :D

Ghost77 wrote on April 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Congratulations to Bruce, and I wish him success at K-State. But no, I do not miss the coach whose last half-dozen seasons were our worst six-year stretch since the NCAA expanded the tournament to 40 teams in 1980.

Reasons or excuses aside, he wasn't getting it done here, and it was time for a change.