Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Self earns Sporting News national coach of the year


Kansas coach Bill Self has been honored as the Sporting News' National Coach of the Year, the publication released Wednesday.

Self, who also won the Sporting News' Coach of the Year award in 2000, led the Jayhawks to an outright Big 12 championship with a 14-2 conference record.

So far, KU’s Self has been named national coach of the year by Sporting News, Yahoo Sports, Athlon Magazine, and


Scott Lippoldt 10 years, 10 months ago

Awesome recognition for a classy guy who runs a clean program at one of the best universtities anywhere! Congratulations, Coach Self--and Rock Chalk Jayhawk! :-)

Jonathan Andrews 10 years, 10 months ago

GO Bill Self! We so proud to call you our coach!

Lance Hobson 10 years, 10 months ago

Yet another honor. Last year's job was hard to top but he's just about done it.

kesmithstl1 10 years, 10 months ago

He deserves it! This year is his best year of "COACHING" he has given KU! Everywhere he goes he wins!! Amazing!

KULightsOut 10 years, 10 months ago

This shouldn't surprise anyone though, Bill Self was offered $35 mil and a $6 mil bonus from his Al Ma mater. He's been to the Elite with everyone hes head coached and is only second in active winning percentage, to our ex-coach who remains nameless. CCB team of the 1990s, didn't when a championship, and had players who go on to win Finals MVP and many have their names already hung in AFH.

Bill did all he could without his own recruits, but when he finally had his own team, he wins a championship, everything he does from now forward shouldn't be a shocker, getting the media to recognize Kansas is the basketball kingdom probably isn't possible though. (That would really shock me, KU nat'l championship was in the intro to Sportscenter for like a month?)

Michael Auchard 10 years, 10 months ago

Adios, Anderson.

It is really $Hi^^Y to have a good coach next door in Mizzery. Maybe he'll do something embarrassing soon. You know, just to keep up the program's image. Strangely, he seems to be an honorable guy, thus far.

How can you recruit criminals this way??? Anderson, change your ways!

yates33333 10 years, 10 months ago

Very much deserved. Right honor for a great coach. What are the ESPN and AP selectors waiting on? Beat Baylor!!!! Go Hawks!!!! Go Self!!!!!

mojayhawk 10 years, 10 months ago

Attention ALL recruits!

If you want to play for the best coach in the Nation, here he is! Don't be fooled by other head coaches and their promises. All Coach Self promises is the best OPPORTUNITY, and the best COACHING in the land. The rest is up to you and your willingness to work hard. You may have talent, but you will have to work harder than you ever have before, and a coaching Staff like Coach Self's to make you NBA ready.

Come join the family. There's no place like Jayhawk land!

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