Bruce Weber will remain as the head basketball coach at Kansas State, and return for a sixth season in 2017-18. Interim AD Laird Veatch ended the speculation surrounding Weber’s future when he confirmed to The Mercury that Weber will indeed be returning.
“We took a step forward this year, and we look forward to making another step forward next year” Veatch told the Mercury.
Veatch also said that he had met with Weber and with University President Richard Myers several times since the end of the season and that “we had good conversations and we are together on this being the right path forward.”
Weber is due to make $2.15 million next season and $2.25 million the year after that in base salary, according to his contract. Weber initially signed a five-year deal, and has gotten two one-year extensions (and raises) during that time.
Kansas State went 24-14 this past season with an NCAA appearance. In Weber’s five seasons with the Wildcats, he has posted a 103-68 mark. The former head coach at Illinois and Southern Illinois, Weber owns a 416-223 career record.