What they're saying about Bruce Weber

March 31, 2012

Gene Keady, former Purdue Head Coach and six-time national coach of the year
"Bruce Weber, in my opinion, is one of the top five coaches in the nation. I am so happy for Bruce and his family, and I feel proud and lucky as a K-State alum to have him as the coach of my alma mater."

Steve Lavin, St. John’s Head Coach
"No doubt Bruce Weber is a perfect fit for the K-State basketball program. He is a proven winner, tireless recruiter and man of great integrity. K-State hit a home run with the hiring of Bruce Weber and the Wildcat Nation will be pleased with the direction of the program for years to come."

Andy Katz, ESPN College Basketball Analyst/Writer
“This is a terrific hire for Kansas State. He has never stopped being a tremendous coach, and this is a win-win situation for both K-State and Weber.”

Tom Izzo, Michigan State Head Coach
“Bruce is an incredible, incredible person. He does things the right way. He’s won more games as a percentage than anybody. He’s beat me and my team more often than not. I’ve recruited against him and lost, and I’ve recruited against him and won, and (it) hasn’t changed things.”

Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt Head Coach
“Bruce Weber is one of the elite coaches in college basketball and I commend the Kansas State administration on the hire. Not only will Bruce continue the upward trend that has been going on there, but the people in the community will love he and Megan. He is one of the really good guys in our business and I applaud John Currie for this hire. The student-athletes, the university community and the K-State fan base will be thrilled when they have the chance to find out what the people in the business already know – that Bruce Weber is a great coach and an even better person.”

Matt Painter, Purdue Head Coach
"Kansas State is getting the best of both worlds in Coach Weber, a great coach and a great person. He has a passion for college basketball, he's a great teacher of the game and he's one of the most genuine people I've ever met. Coach Weber is absolutely the right person to lead an exciting new chapter of K-State basketball."

Roy Williams, North Carolina Head Coach
"Bruce is an absolutely fantastic hire for Kansas State.  Frank Martin did a great job following Bob Huggins and I feel that Bruce will do a great job following Frank.  They have some very good players there, tremendous enthusiasm and fan support.  Bruce will do a really great job and enjoy his time in Manhattan."

Deron Williams, New Jersey Nets Guard and former Illinois star
“Coach Weber is a great coach and a loyal guy.”

Jay Bilas, ESPN College Basketball Analyst
“I think this is a great hire. Bruce Weber is an outstanding basketball coach, and I think he will do a really nice job at K-State.”

Hubert Davis, ESPN College Basketball Analyst
“I am happy for Coach Weber. He is an outstanding coach and a great recruiter. The guys are going to play hard for him. This is going to be a team that will be an immediate force in the Big 12."