Kansas State men’s basketball couldn’t find its way to the Final Four with a season-ending loss to Loyola-Chicago in the Elite Eight on Saturday.
Nonetheless, Wildcats coach Bruce Weber is walking home with a hefty sum of money after getting his team as far as he did in the NCAA Tournament.
According to USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz, Weber will receive a $430,000 bonus for Kansas State reaching the Elite Eight — adding to his $2.15 million base salary.
Kansas State coach Bruce Weber ends with a $430,000 bonus — 20% of his $2.15 million base salary.
— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) March 25, 2018
According to the Wichita Eagle’s Kellis Robinett, the maximum NCAA Tournament bonus Weber could have earned is $688,000 had the Wildcats gone on to win it all. Nonetheless, Weber is taking home a bonus that is worth 20 percent of his salary, and that’s nothing to complain about.
Weber’s contract could keep him in Manhattan, Kan., through the 2020-2021 season. He signed a two-year extension in August.
Kansas State was one of three Big 12 teams to reach the Elite Eight. Texas Tech and Kansas will fight for their right to play in the Final Four on Sunday. For now, Wildcats fans will have to wait at least another year to see their team return to the sport’s biggest stage for the first time since 1964.