Morgantown, West Virginia – Kansas head coach Bill Self missed today’s victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers with what was earlier described as an “illness.” Some speculated that Self suffered a heart attack, but fortunately that was not the case.
According to Brett McMurphy, Self will not coach the remainder of the Big 12 Tournament. Kansas Health System also released a brief update on Self: “KU Men’s Basketball Coach Bill Self is a patient at the University of Kansas Health System. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Steve Stites wants to clarify that Coach Self did not suffer a heart attack as reported by some media. He arrived at the emergency department last night and underwent a standard procedure that went well. He is expected to make a full recovery. There will be no further medical details released for now.
Self also said the following in the statement: “I am very grateful for the overwhelming number of well wishes my family and I have received. I’m excited to get back with my team in the very near future.”
Update on Kansas coach Bill Self, who will not coach the remainder of the Big 12 Tournament pic.twitter.com/MWPwOOkGDW
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