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Coach Bill Self to Stay at KU

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"I don't know what the big deal is," said Coach Bill Self, as it was announced he would remain the head coach of KU basketball for many years to come.

The announcement ends uncertainty about Self's future after he led the Jayhawks to their first NCAA title in 20 years last week.

Saying the last few weeks have been a "whirlwind," Self says
he doesn't know if anybody "deserves to have as much fun as I've
had."

The new deal would replace the contract extension Self signed
last year. That pays him 1.375 million dollars a year.

Self has indicated several times since winning the NCAA
championship that he was inclined to remain at KU. There was
speculation that Oklahoma State, where he played and coached, might
lure him away.

Self's Jayhawks won a school-record 37 games and beat Memphis in
overtime for the national title. Since replacing Roy Williams in
2005, Self's teams are 142-and-32 with four regular-season Big 12
titles.

  • The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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