Bill Self Finally Opened Up About NBA Future



It has quite often been the case each summer in the NBA that a successful collegiate head coach decides to make the leap to the professional ranks. The most recent coaches to do this are Fred Hoiberg with the Chicago Bulls and Brad Stevens with the Boston Celtics. Along these same lines, Kansas head coach Bill Self recently addressed his coaching future at the university.

“I guess it is nice, but to be honest with you it doesn’t do anything for me. … I know at this point in time there would be no way that I would ever consider doing that.”

Self also went on to state that Kansas “still got a lot of unfinished business.”

Self has long been linked to  NBA head coach openings over the years. He was reportedly one of the top targets for the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers in their recent coaching search. However, his lack of desire to make the transition has quickly quieted those rumors.

As Self indicated, there’s still plenty that he can accomplish with at Kansas. He’s currently holding one of the top coaching positions in the country and has had much success with a 355–79 record that includes a national championship,12 Big 12 regular season championships, and two AP College Coach of the Year awards. It would be foolish for him to leave a job where he has great stability and top talent coming in annually.

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