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Kansas State gives Weber 1-year contract extension

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm •  Published: April 16, 2014

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 school year after leading the Wildcats to 47 wins in his first two seasons, the most victories by any coach in his first two years in school history.

Kansas State athletic director John Currie announced the extension Wednesday, citing Weber's 47-21 record since taking the helm in March 2012, including two straight NCAA tournament appearances. Lon Kruger is the only other Wildcats coach to have led the team to NCAA appearances in his first two seasons.

"A significant part of building a successful program is continuity, and this type of commitment ensures that we have all the parts necessary to continue to build upon what we have accomplished the last two seasons," Weber said in a statement.

Weber will be paid $2.25 million during the extension year. If Weber stays through the end of his contract, he will also receive a $500,000 retention bonus, Currie said, adding that salaries for Weber's assistant coaches also will rise.

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