NMSU hires Chris Jans as new men's basketball coach
April 17, 2017 10:41 PM
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- New Mexico State has a new men's basketball coach.
On Monday, the school announced the hiring of Wichita State assistant Chris Jans to replace Paul Weir. Jans was the head coach at Bowling Green for a year before the school fired him after an incident at a bar where he acknowledged acting inappropriately toward some female patrons.
"I failed. I failed that night and it was embarrassing," Jans said. "I'm a better father. I'm a better husband. I'm a better person and I'm a better coach, and I am now than I was then."
Jans reportedly gets a four-year deal worth $275,000 a season.
Weir left NMSU to become the head coach at in-state rival New Mexico.
Meanwhile, Weir landed his first recruit at Lobos' head coach. Troy Simons of Polk State Junior College committed to New Mexico. The 6-foot-1 guard was on a recruiting visit in Albuquerque this weekend.
Simons averaged more than 26 points a game last season.
Updated: April 17, 2017 10:41 PM
Created: April 17, 2017 06:01 PM
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