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Bill Self Among 2013 Jimmy V Honorees With Bobby Bowden, Jim Calhoun

The V Foundation, named for Jimmy Valvano, plans on honoring Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball coach Bill Self, according to a report from Dick Vitale. Self will be honored alongside other coaching luminaries like Bobby Bowden and Jim Calhoun.

Every year the DIck Vitale gala honors various coaches who help with research for cancer. This year, coaches like Lou Holtz and Gary Williams are being honored. From the website:

"The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research fundraising organizations, is excited to announce the Seventh Annual Dick Vitale Gala presented by Mountain Dew. The Gala, held on Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida, is hosted by ESPN’s Hall of Fame Sportscaster Dick Vitale and will honor the former head men’s basketball coach for the University of Maryland Gary Williams, Hall of Fame college football coach Lou Holtz, and the head men’s basketball coach for Villanova University Jay Wright. Net proceeds for the event will help fund pediatric cancer research."

Self has a career coaching record of 254–49.