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Weber not out of work long; hired at Kansas State


Bruce Weber while at Illinois (2010 photo by PhotoVandal via wikipedia commons)

Bruce Weber’s days at Illinois where numbered the day that the school hired athletic director Mike Thomas away from the University of Cincinnati.

Rumors across  Big Ten country, Champaign, Illinois and Chicago said that Thomas wanted his own coaches and was waiting for something to go wrong with the football program under Ron Zook and basketball program under Weber.

Well both have been fired.

Weber has been hired at Kansas State to replace Frank Martin, who left to take the South Carolina job.

Weber was let go with three years on his contract and after going 210-101 in nine seasons at the University of Illinois. He led the Illini to six trips to the NCAA Tournament and had a national runner-up finish in 2005.

The Illini went 17-15 overall, 6-12 in the Big Ten.

Weber and Kansas State have agreed to a five-year, $8.5 million contract that will pay him $1.5 million next season and an additional $100,000 each remaining year.



Info compiled from Kansas State University, Radio & TV news

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim named AP Coach of the Year

compiled from staff, internet reports and Syracuse Athletics

Jim Boeheim Syracuse (SU)

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim was selected as the Associated Press’ coach of the year, receiving 39 votes, while Kansas State’s Frank Martin was next with eight. Boeheim just completed his 34th season at the helm of the Orange. The ceremony was at the Final Four in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Coach Boeheim took Syracuse from an unranked team in the preseason to number 1 in the poll and a number 1 seeding in the NCAA tournament.

The Orange, who lost their top three scorers from last season, finished 30-5, giving the Hall of Fame coach 829 wins, sixth-best all-time and second to Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski among active coaches.

The Orange reached number 1 in the polls this season for the first time since 1990.

Boeheim, who led the Orange to the national championship in 2003, had never won the award before.

Says Boeheim, “Syracuse led the nation in assists and we were one of the top defensive teams all season. We had low expectations which can help a team win these awards.”