Report: Kansas, Self agree to new deal
Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Kansas men’s basketball head coach Bill
Self reportedly inked a new deal that will keep him under contract for the
next five years.
According to the Kansas City Star, the terms of the new contract are expected
to be made available sometime on Thursday. His original five-year deal was set
to expire in April of 2008.
Self took over the Kansas program after Roy Williams departed in 2003, and has
guided the Jayhawks to a 78-25 record and back-to-back Big 12 titles.
The Jayhawks (6-1) are currently ranked fifth in the Associated Press poll
after dropping defending national champion Florida on Saturday.
Prior to joining the Jayhawks, Self spent three years as the head coach of a
very successful Illinois program. He compiled a record of 78-24 there,
including a 35-13 mark in Big Ten play, and guided the Fighting Illini
to NCAA Tournament berths every year.
Self began his coaching career as an assistant at Kansas in 1985.