Kansas Head Coach Bill Self Wins The 2012 Naismith Coach of the Year Award

Bill Self can add a new accolade to his resume, as the Kansas Jayhawks head coach was named the 2012 Naismith Coach of the Year on Sunday. Self is the third KU head coach to win the honor and Self also won the AP coach of the year award back in 2009.

Kansas will celebrate the coach's award for a few brief moments before they continue their preparation for the showdown in New Orleans between the Jayhawks and the No. 1 overall seed in the country with the Kentucky Wildcats. Kansas has a 32-6 overall record and have won their eighth consecutive Big 12 regular season conference title since Self has arrived in Lawrence.

Kansas and Kentucky will tip at 9:23 pm Eastern Time on Monday in New Orleans as Bill Self will prepare to face off against John Calipari for the second time in four years in the NCAA Final.

Go check out Rock Chalk Talk for all things regarding Kansas hoops. For more on the 2012 NCAA Basketball tournament, head over to SB Nation's March Madness hub for all things NCAA basketball.

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