LAWRENCE, Kan – The University of Kansas announced today that Hall of Fame Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bill Self has signed a lifelong contract with the Jayhawks, his current contract, due next March is to be replaced with a new five-year contract that automatically adds a year at the end of each season for the rest of his career

“For nearly 20 years, Coach Self has embodied the spirit and tradition of the University of Kansas, leading our men’s basketball program to a national championship, 15 Big 12 titles and 17 appearances in NCAA tournaments. We believe in Coach Self and we do believe in the future of our program under his leadership, and we are excited that he will continue to be a Jayhawk for the remainder of his coaching career ”

“Bill Self has meant a tremendous amount to the University of Kansas and our entire Lawrence community in his 18 seasons. He has changed the lives of so many young men who have coached him in nearly 30 years. I know Bill for many years, but the close cooperation with him over the last few weeks in my current role has shown me even more every day how much he is interested in this program. We are certainly proud that he started his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 1985 the KU has started and that this new contract will ensure that he also ends his coaching career here ”

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to Chancellor Girod, Kurt Watson and the rest of the KU leadership for their faith and trust in me to make this lifelong contract. Every day I am reminded of how happy I am at this famous one Leading program and there’s really nowhere else I would rather be As we continue to address the challenges of our program, we look forward to moving forward and focusing on our bright future, too.I also want our alumni and donors, as well as the best fans and to thank students in the country who have supported my family and me over the past 18 seasons I look forward to remaining your basketball coach and fighting for many championships in the future ”

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