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KU coach makes long-term commitment to Jayhawks.
According to reports, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self signed a long-term contract extension that will keep him coaching in Lawrence through 2022.
Self has successfully maintained the Jayhawks' standing as an elite college basketball program since taking over the top job from Roy Williams in 2003, and he appreciates the opportunity to coach at Allen Fieldhouse:
"I know there are a lot of great jobs out there, but I certainly don't think it takes long to call roll for the best of the best, and I'm fortunate to have one of those. I can't imagine myself coaching anywhere else as long as the people at Kansas want me to be here."
The new deal will increase Self's annual salary from $3.376 million to $3.857 million with $53.32 million guaranteed over the life of the deal along with other incentives.
Under Self the Jayhawks have won eight consecutive Big 12 regular-season titles to go along with one national championship and two Final Four appearances while averaging 29.9 wins per season and sending numerous players on to the NBA.