KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -Bill Self, the Kansas basketball coach who guided the Jayhawks to their first NCAA championship in 20 years, signed a 10-year, $30 million contract Wednesday.
The new deal had been in the works since April, when Self's Jayhawks came from nine points down in the final minutes to beat Memphis in a thrilling title game and he subsequently turned down an offer to return to Oklahoma State, his alma mater.
Kansas and Self said in April he had agreed to the deal while the details were worked on. Self also said Kansas had agreed to big raises for his staff and to make improvements on the school's basketball facilities. Kansas this summer opened a $31 million new football complex.
Self's prior contract had three years remaining, but the new deal is retroactive to April 1, 2008.
Advertisement
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Arizona State vs. UCLA Pick Should No. 3 UCLA have any trouble in disposing of Arizona State when the two meet up tonight at 11PM ET?
Thumbnail Maryland vs. Iowa Prediction The Iowa Hawkeyes are a small home favorite tonight against Maryland in Big Ten play. Will they cover?
Thumbnail Arizona vs. USC Pick Can No. 14 Arizona handle being a road favorite against a 16-win USC team when the two meet up tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Clemson vs. Louisville Pick Will No. 12 Louisvilleadd another big loss to Clemson’scurrent losing streak? Here’s our thoughts on today’s 9PM ET contest.
Thumbnail Virginia vs. Boston College Pick Will No. 16 Virginia handle its business on the road when it travels to face Boston College tonight at 8PM...

NCAAB Team Pages