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Bruce Weber Steps Down: College Basketball World Reacts

Bruce Weber celebrates with Barry Brown.

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 22: Barry Brown #5 of the Kansas State Wildcats celebrates with head coach Bruce Weber after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kansas State defeated Kentucky 61-58. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

On Thursday, Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber officially announced that he's resigning from his position at the university.

Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor praised Weber's leadership in the school's press release.

"Coach Weber has provided selfless leadership to our basketball program and university for the last decade," Taylor said. "With two conference championships and an Elite Eight run in 2018, our program reached exceptional levels of success under his direction. His development of young men on and off the court, while representing K-State in a first-class manner with the highest level of integrity is unmatched in today's game and something all K-Staters should take great pride in."

Weber had an impressive run at Kansas State, leading the Wildcats to an Elite Eight appearance in 2018. Unfortunately, the program has really struggled over the past three years.

Even though it was probably time for Kansas State to make a change at head coach, it doesn't make it easier for fans to say 'goodbye' to Weber.

"I'm crying man," one fan said. "Not gonna miss the play on the court but gonna miss the memories, through ups and downs."

"Was hoping last night wasn’t the end, but it officially was," a second fan wrote. "Thank you Bruce Weber for everything you did for K-State and for all the great memories! Will never forget the 2nd Big 12 Title season and the Elite Eight run!"

"This sucks honestly," another fan tweeted. "Was it time? Yes, but that doesn’t make it easier to see a man of his caliber leave. Thank you Bruce Weber for your love for this program." 

Weber has 497 career wins at the collegiate level. It's unclear what's next for him at this time.

Kansas State, meanwhile, will officially begin its search for a new basketball coach.