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Weber hires fired Salukis head coach as assistant

MANHATTAN (AP) — New Kanas State men's basketball coach Bruce Weber hired Chris Lowery, who worked for him at Southern Illinois, as an assistant.

Lowery was 145-116 in eight seasons as head coach of Southern Illinois, where he was fired last month.

KansasStateofficials said Thursday that contract details are being finalized, but he'll earn a base salary of $210,000 for 2012-13. Lowery has worked in the past as an assistant to Weber, who calls him an outstanding recruiter.

Lowery tookSouthern Illinoisto three NCAA tournament appearances, the last time in 2007. But the Salukis have had losing records in ...

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