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Breaking: Veteran College Basketball Coach Has Resigned

Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber.

MANHATTAN, KS - NOVEMBER 09: Head coach Bruce Weber of the Kansas State Wildcats points out instructions against the Kennesaw State Owls during the first half on November 9, 2018 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Bruce Weber is resigning after 10 seasons as Kansas State's head coach, per Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

Per Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star, athletic director Gene Taylor issued a statement thanking Weber for his decade steering the men's basketball squad.

“Coach Weber has provided selfless leadership to our basketball program and university for the last decade. 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.”

Kansas State went 14-17 this season and got booted from the Big 12 Tournament with Wednesday's 73-67 loss to West Virginia. That marks three straight losing seasons without an NCAA tournament appearance.

However, Weber took the Wildcats to the Big Dance in five of his first seven seasons. They made the Elite Eight as a No. 9 seed in 2018 before falling to No. 11 Loyola.

The program won two Big 12 championships during his tenure, and Weber received Big 12 Coach of the Year honors in 2013.

Following Wednesday's elimination, Weber made an emotional speech to reporters that felt like a farewell.

"We won titles," Weber said. "And we did it the right way. We did it with our (athletes) graduating."

Weber ended his Kansas State run with 184 wins, the third-most in school history. Including five seasons at Southern Illinois and nine at Illinois, the 65-year-old has a 497-302 career record as head coach with six regular season championships and 13 NCAA tournament appearances.