Lon Kruger: No interest in Kansas State job

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.