Bill Self missing KU’s March Madness opener

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Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Head Coach Bill Self is remaining off the court Thursday afternoon as the KU men’s basketball team takes on Howard.

Self is in Des Moines with the team but is recovering after two stents were placed for the treatment of blocked arteries.

The head men’s basketball coach was hospitalized just before the Big 12 tournament last weekend.

Assistant Coach Norm Roberts is s serving as acting head coach for Thursday’s game.

Ahead of the game, Self was in good spirits as he discussed his limited work with his team into the first round during an interview with Greg Gurley with the Jayhawk Radio Network.

“I’m feeling much better. I’ve gotten more energy. I’ve been with the team all week on a limited basis in practice, but I’m there every day,” Self said.

Self said he’s getting better every day and if things go well, he hopes to progress to getting back onto the bench with his team during the NCAA Tournament.