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Not too many coaches have a better looking coaching resume than Bill Self.
After serving as an assistant coach for eight years (Kansas and Oklahoma State-his alma mater), Self was named the head coach at Oral Roberts.
Self helped the ORU program get squared away, going from only winning 6 games his first season to winning 21 in his fourth and final season.
Self then went across town to Tulsa where he posted a 74-27 record, winning the Western Athletic Conference twice in three years. His Tulsa teams made it to the NCAA Tournament in two of three seasons, with a trip to the Elite Eight in 2000.
Self then coached at Illinois for three seasons with a 78-24 record, leading the Fighting Illini to the Elite Eight once, the Sweet Sixteen once and winning the Big Ten title two of three years.
But Self's best success was still to come. In 2003, he was hired to be the head coach at Kansas.
He followed Roy Williams, who had just led the Jayhawks to the NCAA Championship game before leaving for North Carolina.
Self has posted an unbelievable 237-46 record, including one NCAA Championship (2008), seven Big 12 regular season titles, and five Big 12 Tournament championships.
He was selected as the WAC Coach of the Year in 2000, the Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2006, 2009, and 2011, the Sporting News National Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2009.