Thursday , Nov , 30 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Self inks new deal with Jayhawks

Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – Kansas men’s basketball head coach Bill
Self has signed a new five-year deal, athletics director Lew Perkins
announced on Thursday.

“We are thrilled that Bill Self will be our coach for years to come,” Perkins
said. “There’s no one I’d rather have at the helm of the Kansas men’s
basketball program.”

The deal will be awarded retroactively, beginning April 1, 2006, and will last
through March, 2011. His original five-year deal was set to expire in April
of 2008.

Under the terms of the new deal, Self will be paid a base annual salary of
$220,000. When additional payments due to professional services which relate
to the promotion of the program are factored in, Self could be awarded as much
as $1.375 million annually.

In addition, if Self remains head coach at Kansas for the duration of his
contract, the base salary increases to $225,000 and additional compensation
will increase to $1.6 million.

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.