Source: Ex-Illini coach Weber hired by Kansas St

DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Published:

A person familiar with the situation says Bruce Weber has been hired by Kansas State to replace men's basketball coach Frank Martin, who left for South Carolina.

Weber will be introduced Saturday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum, according to a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made.

Weber was fired by Illinois after going 210-101 over nine seasons, which included six trips to the NCAA tournament and a runner-up finish in 2005. The Illini went 17-15 and 6-12 in the Big Ten this season before the administration let Weber go with three years left on his contract.

He takes over for Martin, who returned a once-proud program to national prominence after Bob Huggins' departure for West Virginia five years ago. Weber will be the fourth coach to lead Kansas State in the past eight seasons.