Friday was a banner day for coach Bruce Weber and the Kansas State men’s basketball program.
First, standout guard Barry Brown Jr. is returning for another year after testing the NBA draft waters.
Then Kansas State announced it has agreed to a contract extension with Weber through the 2022-23 season.
The Kansas State Athletics, Inc., Board of Directors unanimously approved the extension, per a release.
“We are very fortunate to have not only such an outstanding basketball coach but also a man in coach Weber who conducts his program with integrity and class and is widely respected across the nation,” Kansas State athletics director Gene Taylor said in a release.
“Certainly last season was one of the most memorable postseason runs in our program’s history, and we are excited for next season and the years ahead under coach Weber’s leadership.”
Weber will make $2.5 million next season with his new contract. His salary will increase by $100,000 each remaining contract year to put him at $2.9 million for the 2022-23 season.
The Wildcats went 25-12 and made the Elite Eight last season. Kansas State could be just as dangerous this season with virtually the same group of players returning to Manhattan, Kan.
Kansas State returns Brown, along with forwards Dean Wade and Xavier Sneed.
Kansas State’s 2018-19 schedule has not been finalized, but the Wildcats will face Marquette in nonconference play. They’ll also battle Texas A&M in the Big 12/SEC Challenge and participate in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, which includes Oregon State, Missouri and Northern Iowa.