Kansas coach Bill Self hospitalized, out remainder of Big 12 tourney with illness

KU Head Coach Bill Self
KU Head Coach Bill Self
Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 9:38 AM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas men’s head basketball coach will not be on the sidelines for the remainder of the Big 12 Tournament. The report follows news earlier in the day that Self would miss Thursday’s game where the Jayhawks would take on West Virginia to recover from an undisclosed illness.

KU Athletics released the following statements from University of Kansas Health System and Coach Self.

“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.” – University of Kansas Health System. 

“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.” – Coach Bill Self.

Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self will miss Thursday’s Big 12 Tournament game against West Virginia as he recovers from an illness, the university says. Assistant coach Norm Roberts will serve as acting head coach.

According to the university, Self is doing well and is being treated at the University of Kansas Health System.