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Kansas State's Bruce Weber receives two-year contract extension

Kansas State mens basketball coach Bruce Weber has signed a 2 year extension.

The new deal extends Weber through the 2020-2021 season.

Under terms of the deal, Weber will be paid $2.15 million for the upcoming season, $2.25 million in 2018-19, $2.35 million in 2019-20 and $2.45 million in 2020-21.

Weber's salary and buyout for the first two seasons are as originally agreed upon in an extension Weber signed in April 2013. If the veteran coach is fired before April 30, 2019, he is eligible to receive a buyout of $2.5 million.

However, if Weber is dismissed on or after May 1, 2019, his buyout drops to $500,000, payable within 30 days of his termination.

Weber has a record of 100-68 since being hired March 31, 2012. He has led the Wildcats to three NCAA Tournament appearances in his five seasons, including a victory against Wake Forest in the First Four this past season.

He also led the Wildcats to their first conference championship in 36 years in 2012-13, his first season in Manhattan.

After reaching the NCAA Tournament each of his first two seasons at K-State, Weber's next two squads struggled both on and off the court. The Wildcats slumped to a 15-17 record during a tumultuous 2014-15 campaign that resulted in the dismissal of a number of players - including star guard Marcus Foster - and the 2015-16 team managed a mark of only 17-16.

Weber, 60, has compiled a 413-223 (.649) record in his 19 seasons as a head coach, which includes stints at Southern Illinois (1998-2003) and Illinois (2003-11). His .649 winning percentage ranks 37th among active Division I head coaches, while he is the 41st coach (21st active coach) in NCAA history to take three different schools to the NCAA Tournament. Weber's teams have participated in postseason play in 13 of his 19 seasons, including 11 NCAA Tournament appearances. He has averaged 21.7 victories a season in his head coaching career.

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August 1, 2017