Today’s column from CBS Chicago …
(CBS) He’s off in Kansas now. But, not unlike the coach who preceded him in Champaign, it’ll be a long time before Bruce Weber is forgotten at the University of Illinois.
Nine years ago, Bill Self bolted the Land of Lincoln for the University of Kansas with his career on an upswing. Weber, Self’s successor, made his own trip out west to Kansas State this spring, although it was with his career at its nadir.
However, despite being fired at Illinois following a series of disappointing seasons – something that fans this week blamed for prep superstar Jabari Parker leaving the Illini off his list of college finalists – Weber managed to find a cushy landing in Manhattan with a loaded Kansas State team.
During the past several weeks at K-State, Weber has been busy getting used to wearing Northwestern colors while living in Bill Self’s state and coaching Frank Martin’s roster.
But the man who won 210 games at Illinois does have some familiar faces to keep him company in ex-Illini assistant and Southern Illinois head coach Chris Lowery and gritty former Illini point guard Chester Frazier, who are both members of Weber’s Wildcats staff.
With summer in full swing, I thought it would be interesting today to take a look at how Bruce Weber has been spending his summer.
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