Bill Self Named 2009 AP College Basketball Coach of the Year!

Bill Self, who led Kansas to the national championship last year and had the Jayhawks back in the title hunt this season, is The Associated Press’ U.S. college basketball coach of the year.  Self lost all five starters from the team that beat Memphis in the championship game, leaving him to work with two veterans and eight newcomers.  The Jayhawks finished 27-8 and reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament, winning the Big 12 title for the fifth straight season.  Self has a 169-40 record in six seasons at Kansas and is 376-145 in 16 seasons as a head coach.

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