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K-State's Martin: No contact from Miami

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 19, 2013 at 01:01 PM
MANHATTAN, Kan. -

Florida native Frank Martin says he hasn't heard from the University of Miami about its vacant coaching position and while he and his family are happy at Kansas State he will always listen to other offers.

The 2010 Big 12 coach of the year, who has become wildly popular with Kansas State fans, also said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press that in the last two years he has been approached by several other schools with talk of significant pay boosts.

"I've never had any other options but to be at K-State this year. And I haven't had any desire but to be at K-State this year," Martin said.

When Frank Haith left Miami last week to take the job at Missouri, Martin immediately became the center of speculation in both Kansas and Miami. Martin, born and raised in Miami and the son of a Cuban immigrant, was a successful high school coach there and seemed a natural fit for the job.

But the Hurricanes have not called, Martin said. He said that was not necessarily a disappointment.

"I love it here," said Martin, who is 95-43 in four seasons at Kansas State. "My family loves it here."

The Wildcats won a team-record 29 games and advanced to the Elite Eight in 2009-10 and Martin became a hot coaching commodity then.

The Wildcats finished 23-11 this season, ousted in the first weekend of the NCAA tournament by Wisconsin.

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