The Big Ten Network has announced the addition of the former Illinois and Kansas State men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber as a basketball analyst on tuesday.
Shannon is transferring to Illinois from Texas Tech, and Meyer came to Illini from Baylor.
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Webber was the Kansas State coach from 2012-22, so he trained against Shannon and Meyer in the Big 12 Conference last season.
“Shannon and Meyer, you have two really good players who have been key to Baylor and Texas Tech,” Webber said. “It will give them instant productivity. There is no doubt. Both can score. Now, could they be the key players? They weren’t the key players in their teams. Now, can they do that consistently?”
Prior to training at K-State, Webber was the head coach of Illinois from 2003-12 and head coach of Southern Illinois from 1998-2003.
Illinois opens the 2022-23 season against Eastern Illinois at home on Monday, November 7.
Bruce Weber’s introduction to the Big Ten Network
Big Ten network host Dave Ravsin Bruce Weber made his debut on the Big Ten Network on Tuesday.
“I am delighted to welcome Bruce Weber to our team,” said Rifsen. “Twenty-seven years as a coach in the Big Ten, including obviously as the Illinois coach who took them to the national championship game. Coach, it’s great to have you on our team.”
Webber replied, “Well, it’s good to be here, and especially with this group, it’s fun. And you, go back to when the Big Ten Network started. It’s fun. It’s fun being in my media days. I love basketball. It’s been my whole life, 40 years of training and being in Division 1. And to be a part of it, I go to trainings and games and things like that. It’s just something that excites me.”