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Associated Press Names Bill Self 2016 Coach of the Year

KU men's head basketball coach Bill Self (Photo credit: KU Athletics)

Kansas Jayhawks Coach Bill Self has been named the Associated Press Coach of the Year.  As Kansas Public Radio’s Greg Echlin reports, the award capped off a week of honors.


(Associated Press version)

HOUSTON (AP) — Bill Self, who led the University of Kansas to the No. 1 ranking in the final weekly poll and its 12th straight Big 12 title, has been named the Associated Press Coach of the Year. The Jayhawks (33-5) were the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and lost to Villanova in the regional final. Self received 21 votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly poll. Chris Mack of Xavier was second with 15 votes and Dana Altman of Oregon received 13. Self also won the AP Coach of the Year Award in 2009. Roy Williams, in 1992, was the only other KU coach to win the award. The Jayhawks spent a total of five weeks at No. 1 this season and won the Big 12 again to move within one of UCLA's record for consecutive titles. Voting was done before the NCAA Tournament.

Bill Self Wins AP Coach of the Year Award

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