Chester Frazier, a former point guard who played under Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber at Illinois, will soon become an assistant with the Wildcats, according to his twitter page.
Among the many replies he sent to his followers saying he was headed to Manhattan was this tweet, asking for help on a new twitter handle: “Need a new twitter name – coachfrazierksu? Cfrazksu? CoachCheeseKSU?”
Frazier is currently playing professionally in Germany. His team is in the playoffs, and he won’t begin his duties with K-State until his season is over.
On Wednesday, Gopowercat.com reported that Weber had offered Frazier the final assistant position on his staff and that he was expected to accept the job. K-State sources have told me the deal still isn’t done (Frazier hasn’t even seen Manhattan or talked to any administrators in person yet) but it seems that is nothing more than a formality at this point. Frazier is telling the world he’s coming.
Attempts to reach Frazier have been unsuccessful. He hasn’t responded to messages on his cell phone or e-mail. Weber also hasn’t responded to a message seeking comment.
Frazier will round out Weber’s coaching staff. Chris Lowery and Alvin Brooks III are already in Manhattan, working as assistants. Brad Korn is serving as the director of basketball operations.
Frazier has previous coaching experience. He worked as a graduate assistant/video coordinator with Weber at Illinois until November, when he decided he still had the itch to play and began playing in Germany. He knows Weber’s offense, and is familiar with several of K-State’s players.
Before Weber was hired at K-State, he called Frazier and asked him to check with Rodney McGruder and make sure that he wasn’t looking to transfer with the departure of former coach Frank Martin.