K-State expected to hire Jerome Tang as new men’s basketball head coach

K-State fans cheer on their men’s basketball team during the Sunflower Showdown against Kansas in Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 29, 2020. (Archive photo by Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State men’s basketball team is expected to hire longtime Baylor assistant Jerome Tang as its next head coach.

According to a tweet from Jon Rothstein, a college basketball insider for CBS Sports, Tang is finalizing the deal with an official announcement expected soon.

The program parted ways with former head coach Bruce Weber following the Wildcats’ loss in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri.

Tang has been on Scott Drew’s staff at Baylor for 19 seasons, spending 14 seasons as an assistant before his promotion to associate head coach. He also won four games as interim head coach over the years.

Together, Drew and Tang built Baylor from a program marred by scandal into one of the top programs in the country. The rebuild culminated in a National Championship in 2021 and a pair of Big 12 titles.

Hi! I'm Nathan Enserro, an alumnus from Olathe, Kansas. I graduated in spring 2022 with a Masters in Mass Communication, and I graduated in spring 2020 with a Bachelor's of Science in strategic communications from K-State. I covered K-State sports for the Collegian for four years.