Kansas State University has a new athletic director. Gene Taylor already has a mess to clean up when he begins work on May 1.
It took Kansas State just a few weeks to find a replacement for John Currie. It took just a few minutes for the university to hand the new athletic director a mess created during the introductory news conference.
Social media exploded Monday when University President Richard Myers hinted that a contract extension was in the works for Kansas State Basketball Coach Bruce Weber.
Like it or not, Weber is the coach and the Wildcats won 21 games this past season- the most since 2012. They also won their first NCAA tournament game in several seasons.
According to the live video replay of the press conference, Myers said.
"John Currie and I started having conversations in the season. Then Laird (Veatch) and I after the last game, we got together one more time, said what do we think? We were both of like mind. We’re happy that Bruce is back. Coach Weber’s back. We’ll see but we’re confident."
Kansas State University President Richard Myers is a brilliant man. He knows good college basketball.
The Wildcats played some of their best basketball in the early 60s when Myers was earning his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Kansas State. The ‘Cats finished the 1961 and 1962 seasons 4th and 6th in the final Associated Press poll.
Gene Taylor may not yet fully understand the love, hate relationship fans have for the Wildcat Basketball coach.
A contract extension mentioned in a press conference or on paper is not worth much if the team doesn’t win next season.
It will be fascinating to watch what Taylor does with Weber and what is or isn’t in the works for Weber.