BILL SELF RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bill Self: ‘No way’ I’d leave Kansas for the NBA right now

Normally, when there’s talk of a college coach jumping ship to the NBA, it’s John Calipari as the name that fills the rumor mill. Currently, there are no NBA head coach vacancies, and Kansas head coach Bill Self is pleased with that. A few weeks ago, Self’s name was linked with the Houston Rockets, who of course went on to hire Mike D’Antoni. What does Self think of that...
Via The Comeback
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Bill Self Records A ‘Happy Birthday’ Message For Young Kansas Fan In The Hospital

Even a diehard Kansas State or Mizzou fan can probably admit that Bill Self seems like a pretty good guy. Today, the Kansas head coach proved it once again, recording a belated “happy birthday” video for Brooklyn, a young Jayhawk fan who had to spend her special day in the hospital. At the end of the video, he pays Brooklyn an impressive compliment. “I wish my players were...
Via College Spun
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Taking Kansas To Play Duke At Cameron Indoor Stadium Is On Bill Self’s ‘Bucket List’

Bill Self has accomplished a lot during his coaching career, but he’s never had the chance to bring his team to Cameron Indoor Stadium. During an interview with Kansas broadcast student Lauren Davidson, taking the Jayhawks to play the Blue Devils at the fabled arena is a part of his bucket list, and the one thing he really wants to do as a coach. Of course, a trip to Kansas would...
Via College Spun
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Mike Greenberg Stands Up For Bill Self, Kansas

Kansas fell to Villanova Saturday night, which means that for the fourth straight year, the Jayhawks will not be playing in the Final Four. While KU had an incredible year, there are many – especially on social media – who think that Bill Self’s team underachieved. Self himself is also facing criticism because he now has a 2-6 record in Elite Eight contests. It doesn’t look...
Via College Spun
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Self calls out Kansas player for dunking at buzzer (Video)

Bill Self called out one of his Kansas players about as strongly as one possibly can. On Wednesday night, Kansas’s Brannen Greene threw down a dunk as time was expiring in the second half against rival Kansas State. That made the score of the game 77-59, and the Jayhawks could have very easily dribbled out the clock. In fact, everyone except for Greene was already headed off the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Self calls Kansas player’s late dunk ‘the biggest dick move’

The Kansas Jayhawks were closing out a 75-59 win over their in-state rival Kansas State Wildcats on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, when Kansas junior Brannen Greene decided to make it a 77-59 final score instead, on a dunk before the buzzer.  Jayhawks head coach Bill Self was very angry about the lack of sportsmanship Greene showed, calling the dunk “totally classless...
Via The Comeback
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

What’s the matter with Kansas? Nothing Bill Self can’t fix

With Saturday’s seven-point win against an improved TCU squad, Kansas appeared to be in the fast lane to another conference title. However, with Tuesday night’s blowout loss to Oklahoma State, the Big 12 seems to be as balanced it has been in recent years. Coming into Monday, there was a four-way tie atop the conference with all four teams boasting just one loss. However, Kansas’...
Via The Student Section
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Self's quandary: How to rotate through the Jayhawks' great depth

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The biggest problem facing Kansas coach Bill Self these days may be precisely the opposite problem faced by every other college basketball coach in the country.He has too much depth.OK, so it's not really a problem. More like a challenge. Self acknowledges he always prefers to have an abundance of talented players at his disposal. It sure beats looking down an empty...
Via Associated Press
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA frees Kansas blue chipper Cheick Diallo

Christmas came early for the Kansas Jayhawks and their stud freshman forward, Cheick Diallo. The NCAA announced earlier today Diallo is eligible to compete for the Jayhawks beginning Dec. 1. Diallo’s coursework at the private New York high school Our Savior New American was called into question after the NCAA placed the school under review in 2012 — meaning his coursework...
Via The Student Section
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Self 'very upset' with NCAA's handling of Cheick Diallo

Bill Self commented Saturday evening on the NCAA’s handling of five-star freshman Cheick Diallo, who has not yet been deemed eligible.  Self, speaking to Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star, said that he and Kansas are “very upset” with the way the NCAA gone about things.  Diallo, a 6-foot-9, 218-pound power forward, was allowed to travel to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational...
Via College Spun
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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