October 1, 2016
Kansas sophomore Jordan Stiers, Independence, Mo., cries some joyful tears as Bill Self hands over a $10 thousand personal check to her after Brennan Bechard, director of basketball operations, hit a half-court shot for her for the second year in a row during Late Night in the Phog on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Now that it’s official and Bill Self is a Hall of Famer, joining the previous two Kansas basketball coaches, it’s time to glimpse deep into the future to imagine two of the most pressure-packed jobs in all of sports: Kansas athletic director and next Kansas basketball coach.
An unexpected star of Late Night in the Phog, Kansas basketball director of operations Brennan Bechard reluctantly sat down in front of a room full of reporters Saturday night and talked about hitting a half-court shot worth $10,000 to one KU fan for the second year in a row. By Benton Smith