K-State signs coach Frank Martin to 5-year contract

By: AP
By: AP

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- The second rookie coach in Kansas State
history to lead his team to the NCAA basketball tournament has a
new five-year contract. Frank Martin signed off today on a deal
that will keep him with the Wildcats through the 2011-12 season.
Martin will get a base salary of $180,000 with a total
compensation package of $760,000. It includes TV, radio and
Internet appearances, shoe and apparel sponsorships, and other
services. The contract is retroactive to the 2007-2008 season.
Martin got the K-State job last summer when Bob Huggins left the
school after one season to coach at West Virginia.
Kansas State went 21-and-12 under Martin. The Wildcats beat
Southern California in the first round for their first NCAA
tournament victory in 20 years, then lost to Wisconsin in the
second round.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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