The Kansas Jayhawks are preparing to be without head coach Bill Self for the opening round of March Madness. Self continues to recover from a health issue that caused him to miss the entire Big 12 Conference tournament. The Jayhawks are set to play No 16 Howard seed at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa at 2 pm Eastern Time. The 60-year-old received two stents after he experienced chest pain before the Big 12 Tournament.

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Who is Bill Self?

Bill Self is a basketball coach. He is the head coach of the men’s basketball team at the University of Kansas, a position that he has held since 2003. During his 20 years as head coach, he has led the Jayhawks to 17 Big 12 regular season championships, including an NCAA record 14 Big 12 regular season championships in a row. He has led Kansas to four Final Fours and nine Elite Eights. Self is 292-16 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse and has won as many league titles (16) than has losses (16) in the venue.

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Self was discharged from the hospital on Sunday, March 12, 2023, after he received a heart catheterization and had two stents implemented in his heart. He was checked into the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City on Wednesday and missed the Big 12 tournament. The coach said in a statement that he was set to rejoin the Jayhawks this week ahead of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. The hospital said that he would make a full recovery.

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Bill and Cindy Self got married in 1988 and have been together since. They have two children together, Lauren and Tyler. Their son Tyler played for Kansas for four years. In 45 college games, he scored 19 points and has 12 assists. Currently, he serves as the general manager of the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League.