Kansas State gives Jerome Tang new 7-year contract

Kansas State signed men’s basketball coach Jerome Tang to a new seven-year contract on Monday that keeps him with the university through the 2029-30 season.Tang turned the Wildcats’ program around in his first year on the job and guided them to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.”What Coach Tang and his staff did in their first year here was phenomenal,” athletic director Gene Taylor said in a news release. “The run to the Elite Eight was remarkable, but what separates Coach Tang is his pure love of his players and the relationships that he builds with everyone that he encounters. His ability to connect with players, staff, recruits, students and fans is special, and he is the perfect fit for Kansas State. The culture that he and his staff have built is extraordinary.”Tang originally signed a six-year contract with Kansas State, which hired him as an assistant at Baylor. The new deal will pay Tang $3 million for the upcoming 2023-24 season and increase his salary $100,000 every year until it reaches $3.6 million for 2029-30.The contract also has four retention bonuses following each of the next four seasons.