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BILL SELF RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Bill Self talked to Cavaliers about head coaching vacancy

Before they hired David Blatt as their new head coach, before they drafted Andrew Wiggins with the top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, and before LeBron James returned to Cleveland, the Cavaliers were talking to Bill Self. The Kansas Jayhawks head coach told the Lawrence Journal-World that he had discussions about the vacant Cavaliers head coaching […]
Via Full Scale Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Basketball Notebook: July 9th

Cliff Alexander has a sprained ankle Bill Self confirmed on Tuesday night that Cliff Alexander has a sprained ankle and will be immobilized for several weeks. Alexander suffered the injury last week during a KU workout and is in a walking boot. Alexander does not need surgery. Andrew Wiggins inks deal with adidas Andrew Wiggins has signed his first endorsement deal, a shoe contract...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self Canceled Today’s Kansas Basketball Workout So He And His Players Could Watch USA-Belgium

The majority of America will likely pause whatever they’re doing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. E.T. today. The United State’s men’s national soccer team is in the knockout stage of the World Cup and it takes on Belgium this afternoon in Brazil.  Bars and homes across the country will be packed with working professionals and students who’ve put their responsibilities on hold to watch...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

KU Basketball To Represent America in 2015 World Games

Bill Self’s Kansas Jayhawks were selected to represent the USA next year in the World University Games, which will be held in South Korea from July 3-14. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity,” Self said via statement. “It is a unique opportunity where a school will represent our country in the World University Games as opposed to a select team. I can’t see anything...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Self on the NBA

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...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas Basketball: Who will the be point guard this season?

The sheer thought of a “starting point guard” is a bit of a sore subject for the Kansas Jayhawks right now. Their current starter, junior Naadir Tharpe, recently announced that he would be leaving the Jayhawks to return home to Massachusetts to be closer to his sick infant daughter. This announcement isn’t exactly following a smooth season: Tharpe only averaged 8.5 points and...
Via isportsweb.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Mizzou hire makes Bill Self look even better

The recent hire of Kim Anderson by the University of Missouri has proven once again that KU fans are extremely fortunate to have Bill Self as the head of their program. This isn’t a Mizzou-bashing piece at all, by the way. I think Kim Anderson is actually going to do a better job as Mizzou head coach than Frank Haith ever did. But is that really difficult? Haith led Missouri to...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Basketball Recruiting: The race for Devonte Graham

Devonte Graham finally received what he had been wanting for over a year when new Appalachian State head coach Jim Fox released him from his letter of intent he had signed with the school the fall of his senior year in 2012 when he played at Broughton High School in Raleigh. Graham had an ongoing battle with former coach Jeff Capel, who refused to release Graham after an impressive...
Via isportsweb.com
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Bill Self isn’t a jerk and the $5 million man knows what he’s doing

Not even four minutes into game time during last night’s College Gameday matchup between Kansas and Oklahoma State, the Jayhawks were officially outright Big 12 Champions. Kansas State knocked off Iowa State and earlier in the day, Texas lost. That meant that even if the Jayhawks lost their remaining three games, the Jayhawks would still be Big 12 champs (and no sharing this year...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

KU's Self doesn't want to tone down the Wiggins hype

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said he is handling the out-of-control Andrew Wiggins hype just fine. "The (other) guys are, too," Self said. "Wiggins has brought a lot of excitement to our program but like I told him, he hasn't done anything yet. He hasn't made a basket. "We have a talented bunch and he kind of spearheads that class...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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