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Report: Jerome Tang Inks Contract Extension with Kansas State

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Following the addition of the top ranked player remaining in the transfer portal, former Illinois forward Coleman Hawkins, Kansas State has signed head coach Jerome Tang to a new contract extension that will keep him in Manhattan till 2031, per Kellis Robinett.

The deal is reportedly worth $28 million and will increase his salary by $500,000 per year. This upcoming season, Tang will be making $3.5 million, while the deal also includes a retention bonus worth $200,000 between April 15, 2025 and April 30, 2031.

The buyout clause consists will decrease from $6 million to $5 million and it will stay put on that number till April 2025. After that, the amount will decrease by $1 million year-by-year till it reaches a total of $1 million, via Yahoo Sports.


According to USA Today, Tang will become the sixth-highest paid head coach in the Big 12.

Entering just his third season as head coach, Tang helped the Wildcats reach the Elite 8 back in 2023 with a 26-10 record. That roster consisted of several NBA talents with Keyontae Johnson (OKC Thunder) and Markquis Nowell (Toronto Raptors).

Along with Hawkins, Tang has added several talents through the transfer portal including Achor Achor (Samford), Dug McDaniel (Michigan), Ugonna Onyenso (Kentucky), and Brendan Hausen (Villanova).

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