September 8, 2017
University of Kansas head basketball coach smiles as he pays tribute to his players and staff members, past and present, during his inductions speech into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 8 2017 at Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts. At right is former Kansas and NBA head coach Larry Brown, who served as a mentor to Self.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self never met a crowd he couldn’t charm. And Friday night, after overcoming some early nerves and a couple of cracks in his voice, Self left Symphony Hall with his perfect record in tact. By Matt Tait