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Fifteen more years for Self? ‘That’s still a long time’

May 7, 2008

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Today, on the one-month anniversary of Kansas University's NCAA basketball championship victory over Memphis, Bill Self returns to the site of the Jayhawks' first- and second-round tournament victories.

Self, KU's fifth-year coach, will be featured speaker at the 54th-annual B'nai B'rith charity sports banquet at Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb., site of momentum-building victories over Portland State and UNLV.

Self, 45, and owner of one national title, was asked by the Omaha World-Herald how long he wants to remain in coaching. Self was informed by the paper University of Nebraska coaching legend Tom Osborne retired at 60.

"That's still a long time," Self said. "I think you'll hit the wall eventually. You've got to run at a pretty fast pace for a long time. To keep getting good players and having success, you have to live in the fast lane for work. I see myself as being a long-timer, but not a real long-timer."

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