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Former Bison basketball coach Miles says Taylor 'ready' for Kansas State AD job

MANHATTAN, Kansas--Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles has a message for Kansas State fans as the prepare to meet new athletic director Gene Taylor - expect a lasting first impression."The first game I remember him being at as my athletic directo...

Former North Dakota State athletic director Gene Taylor was named the new AD at Kansas State on Friday, April 14, 2017. Forum file photo
Former North Dakota State athletic director Gene Taylor was named the new AD at Kansas State on Friday, April 14, 2017. Forum file photo

MANHATTAN, Kansas-Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles has a message for Kansas State fans as the prepare to meet new athletic director Gene Taylor - expect a lasting first impression.

"The first game I remember him being at as my athletic director was awesome," Miles said in a phone interview. "I'm walking behind the refs at halftime and Gene is leaned over in the stands just giving it to them, yelling, 'You guys are awful!' It was amazing. As am I'm watching this, I'm thinking I don't even have to do anything. My boss has got it."

Miles and Taylor used to work together at North Dakota State, and, like most within the athletic department at that time, they forged a successful partnership. During Taylor's 13 years as NDSU athletic director, the Bison made the move up from Division II and won at notable levels in Division I. The NDSU football team became the preeminent power in the Football Championship Subdivision, winning three national championships under Taylor and then two more after he moved on to Iowa in 2014.

The complete story can be read at the The Wichita Eagle website.

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