Bill Self begins Hall of Fame festivities, receives Naismith Orange jacket

photo by: Nick Krug

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self receives his Hall of Fame jacket, with the color described as Naismith

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self arrived in Springfield, Mass., and kicked off his Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame events Thursday.

Self received his Hall of Fame jacket, which is made of a color described as “Naismith Orange,” and gave brief remarks about starting his enshrinement week alongside several new Hall of Famers.

“When we all found out, I think, in April, I think we were all pretty overwhelmed with this. But this really hasn’t hit me until we actually got to Springfield. Being in this arena, looking around, and seeing all the portraits is something that is very humbling and I certainly feel inadequate to be before you this afternoon.”

•’s Matt Tait and Nick Krug are in Springfield to provide all kinds of coverage of Self’s enshrinement week, so stay tuned to for more stories, videos and more.