2008 NCAA Tournament
2007-08 April 1 Pre-Final Four KU Media Day
- Darrell Arthur talks about the plan of attack against UNC's Tyler Hansbrough
- Jeremy Case talks about being the last link to Roy Williams on the KU roster
- Russell Robinson talks about being part of a star-studded point guard group at this weekend's Final Four
- San Antonio native Chase Buford talks about things to do for Jayhawk fans making the trip
- Sherron Collins talks about upcoming challenges this weekend against North Carolina and possibly beyond
Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews
Bill Self's April 1 pre-Final Four press conference
KU coach Bill Self met with the media in Hadl Auditorium Tuesday to discuss the upcoming Final Four, in which his team is part of history, with all four one-seeds having advanced to San Antonio. Self talked in-depth about gameplanning for North Carolina, plus again denied rumors that he will leave Kansas the end of the year to take over at his alma mater for Sean Sutton, who resigned earlier in the day as the Oklahoma State men's basketball coach.
Self and OSU
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Asked Tuesday about the newly created basketball coaching vacancy at his alma mater, Kansas University coach Bill Self did not say: "I don't give a (bleep) about ..." On the contrary, Self said he cares "deeply" about Oklahoma State. He also made it clear he's not interested in coaching there.
"Spent 11 years of my life at OSU," Self said at a news conference conducted to discuss KU's upcoming Final Four appearance. "But nobody from there has contacted me, and if they did, I would strongly recommend they move in another direction."
On his way out of Hadl Auditorium, Self spelled it out even more clearly, saying, "I'm not a candidate."
Outgoing OSU coach Sean Sutton, whose Cowboys upset KU, 61-60, on Feb. 23, resigned under pressure Tuesday. The timing could not have been worse for the school's Big 12 brother Kansas.
School officials did their best to minimize the potential distraction.
Both Self and KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins, who share a close relationship, indicated they will meet after the season to redo the coach's contract, which already was sweetened a year ago.
"Nobody has called me from Oklahoma State, which I would assume they would have done that," Perkins said. "We're going to do everything we possibly can to have Bill be our basketball coach here for a long, long time. I see no reason why that won't happen."
The Jayhawks and the Final Four
- A dream come true (04-02-08)
- Keegan: Jayhawks relish role of 'dogs (04-02-08)
- Other schools adopt KU mascot (04-02-08)
- Game to be shown at Allen Fieldhouse (04-02-08)
- Top teams have Big 12 ties (04-02-08)
- KU carries torch for conference yet again (04-02-08)
- The Big 12 & the Big Dance (04-02-08)
- Tar Heels fast, but KU in '90 more 'efficient' (04-02-08)
- Self dismisses interest in OSU (04-02-08)