Kansas’ Bill Self to be Inducted into Naismith Hall of Fame

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Kansas head man Bill Self will be inducted into the 2017 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, according to a report by Jeff Goodman.

Self who spent time at Oral Roberts, Tulsa, and Illinois, took the helm at Kansas at the beginning of the 2003 season. During his time at Kansas, Self is 416-87, winning the last 13 regular season Big 12 titles, tying the UCLA Bruins long standing record.

Self was one of 14 finalists announced by the Naismith Hall of Fame in February, a list that included Tim Hardaway, Rollie Massimino, Tracy McGrady, Sidney Moncrief, Chris Webber and former Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan.

Self has guided the Jayhawks to the Elite 8 five times, including the last two seasons, the Final Four once and a National Championship during the 2007-08 season. A title run that included an Elite 8 win over a Steph Curry led Davidson team, a Final Four win over North Carolina and a thrilling 75-68 OT win over the John Calipari led Memphis Tigers.

During his career, Self has coached 39 future professionals, including the overall number one pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Andrew Wiggins.

This years group of inductees will be announced live on Saturday at noon ET on ESPN2. The enshrinement ceremony will be conducted Sept. 7-9 at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.


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