“Kurt Budke Court” will be dedicated tonight

The court at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kan. will be named for former Oklahoma State Coach Kurt Budke, and will be dedicated in a few hours, prior to the NJCAA National Championship game. Budke, who died in a plane crash last November, formerly coached at Trinity Valley Community College – one of the teams playing for a title tonight. He is also a Salina native. Budke’s entire family will attend the ceremony.

The dedication will be broadcast live on the Internet.

How it came to be.


  1. Wonder why they didn't work the name of the other coach / recruiter that died in the crash into the court name also. GS