Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Bruce Weber's coach of the year chances
By Joe Kaiser
Kansas State moved quickly to name Bruce Weber its new head coach after Frank Martin left for South Carolina, and the decision has paid off.
After Monday's 10-point win over West Virginia, the Wildcats are now 21-5 on the season, a mark that Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News believes is meriting national Coach of the Year consideration.
"You are just happy to have the opportunity," Weber said of the team's success. "I'm happy for the players. They bought in ... they've believed, and it's gone from that."
Other coaches who figure to be top candidates for the award include Indiana's Tom Crean, Miami's Jim Larranaga, Michigan's John Beilein, Gonzaga's Mark Few, Michigan State's Tom Izzo and Florida's Billy Donovan.