Kansas’ Self named Naismith coach of year
Kansas’ Bill Self was named the Naismith men’s college basketball coach of the year on Sunday.
Self joins fellow Jayhawks coaches Larry Brown (1988) and Roy Williams (1997) to win the award. He edged Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, Kentucky’s John Calipari and Missouri’s Frank Haith to receive this season’s honor.
“This is a terrific honor. When you think of postseason awards, anything that has (James) Nasmith’s name in front of it is a huge award and certainly I’m very proud of this,” Self said in a statement.
“It is a reflection of how our team performed all year long. There are so many good coaches out there to choose from but I am honored they picked me.”
Self’s team will vie for the national championship on Monday when it faces Kentucky.