When Frank Martin replaced Bob Huggins as coach at Kansas State in 2007, he was called a high school coach. It was not designed to be praise.
"Most of the members of the media knew nothing about me, which I understood," the South Carolina coach said Thursday as his team prepared to face Baylor in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. "I used to sit there and laugh.'
K-State beat No. 10 Texas A&M his first season, beat No. 2 Kansas and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in more than a decade.
"At the end of the season they said, 'Why would you always laugh when you were called a high school coach?'" Martin said. "I said because...