September 8, 2017
University of Kansas head basketball coach Bill Self 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, Mass. At right is former Kansas and NBA head coach Larry Brown, who served as a mentor to Self.
It’s been a year since Kansas basketball coach Bill Self stood on a brightly lit stage in Springfield, Mass., and saw his informal title instantly transform from elite college coach and national champion to Hall of Famer. But in the 12 months since that special night, when Self celebrated with nearly 150 family, friends and former players, not much has changed for the Bill Self the basketball coach. By Matt Tait
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