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Kansas State Hires Baylor Assistant Jerome Tang to Become Next Head Coach



West Virginia competes against K-State at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 23, 2021.

Kansas State’s basketball program announced on Monday afternoon that they’re hiring Baylor assistant Jerome Tang to become their next head coach. According to Jeff Goodman of Stadium, Tang has been signed for six years starting at $2.1 million.

“We want to personally welcome Jerome, his wife and two children to the K-State family,” Kansas State University president Richard Linton said. “I have high confidence that his leadership will produce a very competitive men’s basketball program. He deeply values community, family and a strong work ethic, values that are all directly in line with the K-State way.”

Tang spent 19 seasons at Baylor, coaching throughout head coach Scott Drew’s entire tenure. Tang coached the Bears to 2-Elite Eight runs in 2010 and 2012 with a National Championship in 2021.

On March 10, former KSU head coach Bruce Weber resigned after 10 seasons. During his time in Manhattan, Weber has coached the Wildcats to the Elite-8 in 2018, with a Big 12 Regular Season Title in 2019. Weber will walk away from Kansas State with 184 wins at the university.

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