Bill Self will not coach for the remainder of the Big 12 Tourney

Bill Self is reportedly “doing well” as he remains in the hospital and will miss the first Big 12 Tournament game for the Jayhawks this season.
Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 9:39 AM CST
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Head coach Bill Self will not coach for the rest of the Big 12 Tournament.

Coach Self missed the quarterfinal game on Thursday, which the Jayhawks won 78-61 over West Virginia. Assistant Coach Norm Roberts will continue to serve as acting head coach.

Below is a statement from The University of Kansas Health System:

“KU Men’s Basketball coach Bill Self is a patient at The University of Kansas Health System. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Steve Stites wants to clarify that Coach Self did not suffer a heart attack as reported by some media. He arrived at the emergency department last night and underwent a standard procedure that went well. He is expected to make a full recovery. There will be no further medical details released for now.”

In a statement, Coach Self said, “I am very grateful for the overwhelming number of well wishes my family and I have received. I’m excited to get back with my team in the very near future.”

Officials have not indicated what led to Self’s hospitalization.