According to a report from Jon Rothstein of College Hoops Today, Kansas State head basketball coach Jerome Tang is in the process of finalizing a contract extension with the Wildcats.
The official terms and details of the deal are not yet public according to Rothstein, nor is there a timetable for an official announcement from Kansas State.
Despite being on the job for just over a calendar year, it appears that Tang could be the face of the Wildcats’ basketball program for a long, long time.
In his first year in Manhattan, Tang led K-State to a 26-10 record and a third-place finish in the Big 12. His Wildcats also made a run to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament, before falling to FAU in a 79-76 thriller at Madison Square Garden.
This offseason, Tang will be tasked with replacing a host of players that made a significant impact on K-State’s tournament run, most notably Keyontae Johnson and Markquis Nowell.
However, the Wildcats’ 2023 recruiting class is bringing in some major talent that should help right away. A trio of four-stars ( PG Dai Dai Ames, SG RJ Jones, and SF Macaleab Rich) represent the incoming high school talent, while four-star transfers PF Arthur Kaluma (Creighton) and PG Tylor Perry (North Texas) should step in and provide immediate scoring.
The future is bright in Manhattan, and that’s got a lot to do with Jerome Tang. It’s no wonder K-State is doing its best to keep him around.