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Bill Self is not considering leaving Kansas to coach in the NBA as of now, but he acknowledged he could be enticed by the challenge at some point.
“It hasn't really tempted me because I haven't had that many people talk to me about it,” Self said. “But at some point and time, sure, I think it would (tempt me). It would be great to be able to match wits with the best athletes in the world, but I'm certainly happy where I'm at.
“I'm not saying I never would (coach in the NBA) but I'm locked in.”
Self last fall signed a contract extension that guarantees he will make $52.2 million in total compensation over the 10-year period, not including incentive bonuses.
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Kansas head coach Bill Self definitely seems to be intrigued of the possibility. He was inducted into the Oklahoma...
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Self, the esteemed men's basketball coach at the University of Kansas, reportedly rakes in 3.856 million annually. The Boston Celtics last month lured Brad Stevens from Butler with a contract that's worth 3.67 million per year.
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One of seven people inducted in the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame on Monday night at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum the Kansas University men's basketball coach was asked if he would ever consider coaching in the NBA.
“It hasn't really tempted me because I haven't had that many people talk to me about it” Self said...
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