Mar 27, 2012
Kansas St. Coach Martin Leaving For South Carolina

McClatchy Newspapers, Kellis Robinett

http://bostonherald.com/sports/college/basketball/view/20120327kansas_state_coach__frank_martin_headed_to_south_carolina

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin will be introduced as the new coach at South Carolina on Tuesday, according to a source close to Martin.

South Carolina administrators have scheduled a trustees meeting to discuss “a contractual matter” Tuesday morning in the Gamecocks’ basketball arena. As long as the trustees approve his contract, which a South Carolina source said will pay Martin a base salary of close to $2 million per year, Martin is expected to make his public debut with the school at a 9:30 a.m. news conference.

K-State athletic director John Currie has scheduled a 10 a.m. news conference in Manhattan to discuss K-State’s basketball program. Wildcats players had a meeting at Bramlage Coliseum on Monday night but didn’t comment after leaving the arena.

Martin’s departure from Manhattan comes after he spent the weekend in New York serving as a CBS analyst for the NCAA Tournament. Speculation heated up Friday that South Carolina was making a push for Martin, but Martin sent a text to The Star and other news outlets saying he had not spoken with anyone about other openings.

But on Monday, Martin’s agent, Richard Katz, said “we have had conversations” with South Carolina. He would not say a deal was done. Martin also denied a deal was done to ESPN.com and did not return messages left on his cellphone seeking comment. But the source close to Martin insisted he had agreed in principle to take over at South Carolina. The final step will be signing an approved contract by the school.

Martin just finished his fifth season at K-State, where he has led the Wildcats to three straight NCAA Tournaments and four overall. He has been linked to other coaching searches in the past, including DePaul, Oregon, UNLV and Miami, but signed a new contract with K-State in 2010. The deal runs through 2015 and pays him an average of $1.55 million per year after signing bonuses, but before performance-based bonuses.

Kansas St. Coach Martin Leaving For South Carolina

McClatchy Newspapers, Kellis Robinett

http://bostonherald.com/sports/college/basketball/view/20120327kansas_state_coach__frank_martin_headed_to_south_carolina

M ANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin will be introduced as the new coach at South Carolina on Tuesday, according to a source close to Martin.

South Carolina administrators have scheduled a trustees meeting to discuss “a contractual matter” Tuesday morning in the Gamecocks’ basketball arena. As long as the trustees approve his contract, which a South Carolina source said will pay Martin a base salary of close to $2 million per year, Martin is expected to make his public debut with the school at a 9:30 a.m. news conference.

K-State athletic director John Currie has scheduled a 10 a.m. news conference in Manhattan to discuss K-State’s basketball program. Wildcats players had a meeting at Bramlage Coliseum on Monday night but didn’t comment after leaving the arena.

Martin’s departure from Manhattan comes after he spent the weekend in New York serving as a CBS analyst for the NCAA Tournament. Speculation heated up Friday that South Carolina was making a push for Martin, but Martin sent a text to The Star and other news outlets saying he had not spoken with anyone about other openings.

But on Monday, Martin’s agent, Richard Katz, said “we have had conversations” with South Carolina. He would not say a deal was done. Martin also denied a deal was done to ESPN.com and did not return messages left on his cellphone seeking comment. But the source close to Martin insisted he had agreed in principle to take over at South Carolina. The final step will be signing an approved contract by the school.

Martin just finished his fifth season at K-State, where he has led the Wildcats to three straight NCAA Tournaments and four overall. He has been linked to other coaching searches in the past, including DePaul, Oregon, UNLV and Miami, but signed a new contract with K-State in 2010. The deal runs through 2015 and pays him an average of $1.55 million per year after signing bonuses, but before performance-based bonuses.






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