Kansas State head men’s basketball coach Jerome Tang walks off the floor after the Wildcats’ 80-67 loss to TCU in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament Thursday, March 9, 2023, at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Mo.

First-year Kansas State men’s basketball head coach Jerome Tang was named as a semifinalist for the 2023 Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year award on Friday morning.

He is one of 10 coaches nationwide on the list, which includes his Big 12 counterparts in Texas’ Rodney Terry and Kansas’ Bill Self.

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