REPORTS: K-State close to hiring Baylor’s Jerome Tang as new men’s basketball coach

Baylor head coach Scott Drew talks with associate head coach Jerome Tang during a men's NCAA...
Baylor head coach Scott Drew talks with associate head coach Jerome Tang during a men's NCAA college basketball game against TCU, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/ Richard W. Rodriguez)(Richard W. Rodriguez | AP)
Published: Mar. 20, 2022 at 7:32 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - National reports indicate that Kansas State and Baylor assistant Jerome Tang are “finalizing a deal” to become the next head men’s basketball coach for the Wildcats.

CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein reports that the hiring is expected to be announced soon.

Tang has coached under Scott Drew with the Bears for the past 19 seasons. Baylor has turned from one of the Big 12 Conferences bottom men’s basketball programs to one of the top teams in the nation. Last season, the Baylor Bears won the NCAA Tournament.

Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber resigned earlier in March after three straight seasons missing the NCAA Tournament.

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