Kansas and Self reach rare air
April 5, 2022 5:56AM CDT
Bill Self bounced off the Caesar’s Superdome dance floor a two time NCAA champion. He along with Rick Pitino and Jay Wright are the only active coaches with two championships. As Kansas sits atop the basketball universe again. I wonder what’s next for Self. He’s been smooth enough so far to survive the elite athlete recruiting wars that up until very recently required rivers of underground illicit back-channel and in the in end, absolutely necessary money. Self speaks “Star Athlete”. It’s a unique, profitable, and immanently marketable language. His legacy secure at KU, does the NBA beckon? If it does, is it in the form of mentor, confidant and KU coaching alumn, RC Buford?