Kansas Retains Coach

Staff Report
The Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Bill Self has a new contract to remain as men's basketball coach at Kansas. The move ends uncertainty about Self's future after he led the Jayhawks to their first NCAA title in 20 years on Monday.

Self spent much of the day meeting with athletic director Lew Perkins. Exact terms of the agreement are still being finalized.  Saying the last few weeks have been a "whirlwind," Self says he doesn't know if anybody "deserves to have as much fun as I've had."

The new deal would replace the contract extension Self signed last year. That pays him 1.375 million dollars a year.

Self has indicated several times since winning the NCAA championship that he was inclined to remain at KU. There was speculation that Oklahoma State, where he played and coached, might
lure him away.

Self's Jayhawks won a school-record 37 games and beat Memphis in overtime for the national title. Since replacing Roy Williams in 2005, Self's teams are 142-and-32 with four regular-season Big 12 titles.