Bill Self on the NBA

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Earlier today, ESPN posted an article on John Calipari and Bill Self discussing NBA jobs and why they wouldn’t be leaving their current positions.

Self says he hasn’t been contacted lately about any NBA jobs

Below are excerpts from the article highlighting Self’s thoughts:

“They haven’t talked to me about a coaching position,” Self said on ESPNU’s College Basketball podcast. “There’s nothing going on and that doesn’t bother me one bit.

“I think I’ve got a better situation than a lot of the franchises in the league. People may think that’s hard to believe, but they haven’t been here or know what’s gone on here. Very content where I am.”

Self said it would be extremely difficult to deal with losing in the NBA.

“It would be hard,” Self said. “From an ego standpoint, we all are used to winning and we like to win. We went 25-10 this year and it sucked. I say that jokingly. We haven’t lost 10 games in one season in 14 or 15 years [at Tulsa in 1999], something like that, since my second year at Tulsa or maybe longer than that. Can you imagine losing 50 or 60 games in a year?

“I’m not saying never, but certainly this is a pretty good situation.”

Do you think Bill Self will ever leave Kansas for the NBA? Sound off below!

  • Gene Fleeger

    No way! Never! He’s at one of the premier basketball programs in the country. Bemoans a 25-10 record (jokingly) 10, count them 10, Big 12 championships in a row. No single coach has ever done that. This is as good as it gets at the collegiate level. I see him retiring a JAYHAWK!!!

  • paige

    We hope Bill stays at KU, can’t think of anyone who could replace him