July 11, 2018
Kansas head basketball coach smiles next to assistant athletic director Sean Lester as new University of Kansas athletic director Jeff Long speaks to those gathered for his introductory news conference on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the Lied Center Pavilion.
The historic account of his time at the University of Kansas forever will show that Jeff Long’s first comments as the KU athletic director were about basketball. But it was not praise for Kansas coach Bill Self, the 14 consecutive Big 12 titles or Long’s future plans or promises for the program that crossed his lips. Instead, the 58-year-old Long on Wednesday made it clear to Self that while he hopes to bring a lot to the KU athletic department athletic prowess is not on the list. By Matt Tait