Source close to Frank Martin just told me Martin has agreed in principle to become South Carolina's coach. Press conference tomorrow.
News is traveling fast. Legit SC newspaper reporter says USC is expecting to hire Martin tomorrow. My sources tell me no done deal, but ...
Prominent donors to K-State athletics have told me they're done giving money to K-State if Frank Martin is gone and John Currie remains
Just got off the phone with Frank Martin's agent. When asked about South Carolina he tells me, "We have had conversations."
Martin remains the basketball coach at Kansas State, but it's already begun. After complaining via text that I couldn't get Currie to return a phone call on Saturday night, a response from a different member of Martin's camp appeared immediately.
"Welcome to Frank's world," the message said. A relationship that has always been somewhat fractured is in the process of crumbling.
The portrait in your head is accurate. Has been for a while. This is just the first time it has manifested itself semi-publicly.
Analyze Kansas State any way you want. They are a tough team to play against. Frank Martin has improved each yr. as coach. Seen it up close.
``I’m done depending on him," Martin said. ``For three years we’ve been trying to get him to be more consistent, more mature – and he hasn’t done it."
``If he’s right, he’s right," he added. ``If not, we’ve got other guys in place."
[W]hen everyone in this room questioned me getting hired, he stayed true to his commitment and said, No, man, I'm coming to play for you. Four years later we're in the NCAA three times, made an Elite 8 run.
He is the scoring leader in the history of K-State. Been to postseason all four years. Go back in the history books and see what the last time K-State went to the postseason four straight years, to the NCAA's three and four years. It's all because of him.
You know, you can coach a long time and never come across another one like him, you know. I'm lucky. God's been good to me, man. I've always been around good players and good players that are better people. And he's first-class. First day, from the first day he walked on campus to when he walks for his degree here in about a month.