Former Illinios Fighting Illini men's basketball head coach Bruce Weber didn't take long to find a new job in a major conference. Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports is reporting that ex-Illinois head coach Bruce Weber will replace Frank Martin at Kansas State. Martin recently left K-State to become the new head coach at South Carolina, and the move was rumored to have been motivated by Wildcats athletic director John Currie's intrusive style and aggressive micromanagement of the program. Weber had been previously linked to the coaching job at Southern Illinois University -- where he made his name prior to joining the Illini -- but Kansas State is a bigger program in a major conference that makes a lot more sense. Here is the tweet from Goodman:
Bruce Weber will replace Frank Martin at Kansas State, source told CBSSports.com. Story coming.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) March 31, 2012
Former Kansas State player Jacob Pullen spoke his mind about the move, and he certainly didn't have anything nice to say about Weber:
Bruce Webber didn't think I was good enough to play at Illinois and I don't think he is good enough to coach at Kansas State— Jacob Pullen (@Jpullz0) March 31, 2012
Weber guided Illinois to the NCAA National Championship game in 2005 before falling to North Carolina and left Illinois with a 210-101 overall record and a 89-66 mark in the Big Ten after being fired for a disappointing end to the 2011-12 season.
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