Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger told reporters Tuesday that he has no interest in becoming the next coach at his alma mater Kansas State, where he played from 1971-1974 and was head coach from 1986-1990.
When asked if he would have interest in the Wildcats' coaching position -- which is vacant after Frank Martin left for South Carolina -- here's what Kruger told The Tulsa World's Guerin Emig and The Norman Transcript's John Shinn:
"No, not at all. Certainly with no disrespect to [Kansas State athletic director] John (Currie) or their program, but no. Not in any way, shape or form."
Kruger, who went 15-16 in his first season with the Sooners, added that OU assistant coach Steve Henson would be a "great" fit for Kansas State. Henson played for the Wildcats from 1986-1990 and has been an assistant under Kruger for several years.
"K-State is a dream job, no question about it. I'm passionate about K-State and always have been," Henson told Emig and Shinn. "If I can get involved in it, I'd jump at the chance."
Read more on Emig's Tulsa World blog.