|Self wants to stay at Kansas but won't rule out talking to Oklahoma State|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 07 April 2008 20:20|
The newly crowned national championship coach wouldn't rule out listening to an offer from Oklahoma State, where Sean Sutton resigned under pressure April 1.
``That's my alma mater,'' Self said as he left the interview room after Kansas' 75-68 overtime victory over Memphis on Monday night. ``I know people down there. But they haven't contacted me.
``I've said this last week,'' said Self, a 1985 graduate. ``I would recommend they go in a different direction. I still feel that. I'm not going to say that couldn't potentially happen, because I guess it potentially can.''
Self said he hopes to meet soon with Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins.
``I want to visit with my athletic director,'' said Self, who is 142-32 in five seasons at Lawrence. ``To be real honest with you, I love Kansas. I love my job here, and hopefully it will be a situation where I can spend a long time here. I'm certainly not looking to leave, but Lew and I got to visit. I'm sure that'll happen in the next couple days.''
Perkins didn't want to discuss the subject.
``Wait until we get back'' to Lawrence, he said.
The school gave Self a five-year contract extension last season, increasing his annual compensation to more than $1.3 million with a chance to make another $350,000 each year if he meets incentives.