Sources told ESPN that Kansas State is expected to appoint longtime Baylor assistant Jerome Tang as its next men’s basketball coach.
Sources said Kansas state officials flew to Texas on Sunday to discuss the job with Tang.
Tang is one of the nation’s premier assistant coaches, having spent the past 19 years at Baylor alongside coach Scott Drew.
During Tang’s tenure at Waco, the Bears underwent one of the biggest transformations in college sports history, as Drew took on a scandal-mired program in 2003. The rebuilding effort paid off last season, as Baylor advanced to the first Final Four since 1950 and won The program’s first national championship.
Baylor has played five Sweet 16s since 2010, including three Elite Eights and last season. The Bears have been one of the country’s most successful shows over the past three seasons, winning 81 games, two of the 12 biggest titles of the regular season and being ranked #1 in each of the past two seasons.
Prior to his time at Baylor, Tang held the position of head coach at Heritage Christian Academy (Texas) for 10 seasons.
Tang will replace Bruce Weber, who resigned earlier this month. Webber was the head coach in Manhattan for 10 seasons, and led Kansas State to five NCAA Championships and an Elite Eight appearance in 2018. The Wildcats have only gone 34-58 over the past three seasons.
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