Bill Self Rumors
One day after former Syracuse commit Darius Bazley announced he would skip college and play in the NBA G League instead, Kansas coach Bill Self said he’s not a fan of such a move. “I do believe kids should be able to go out of high school,” Self said here on the eve of his team’s national semifinal against Villanova.
Bill Self: ““I don’t believe that they should be able to go to the G League out of high school. To me putting themselves in a situation in the G League where they’re not eligible to be an NBA player, there will be a percentage of kids that make that decision — whether it be academic, whether it be whatever decisions — that will never ever experience being an NBA basketball player. And then what do they have when that’s gone?
During a 20-year stretch from 1993-2012, 42 percent of McDonald’s All Americans played fewer than 25 career NBA games. “In high school, you’re considered one of the best 30 players in the country,” Kansas coach Bill Self told ESPN. “When you stop and think about that, how many of that 30 are going to be first-rounders? Ten? So if it’s 10 out of 24, there’s your 42 percent.”
Krause, who died March 21, will be enshrined posthumously Friday in the Class of 2017, which includes Tracy McGrady, George McGinnis, Bill Self, Muffet McGraw and Rebecca Lobo. Krause’s legacy, in addition to six championships with the Bulls in the 1990s, was the hiring of coaches who went on to legendary careers, including Jackson, Doug Collins and Tex Winter. Krause renewed Winter’s stalled college coaching career and Winter went on to be honored by the Hall of Fame for his influence with the triple post offense. Collins went on to be a premier NBA coach and honored by the Hall of Fame’s media wing. The Bulls under Krause had arguably the most accomplished coaching staff in NBA history with Jackson, Winter and Johnny Bach, the latter an NBA player, head coach, assistant, college coach and defensive guru.
Other inductees will be: Kansas coach Bill Self, UConn’s Rebecca Lobo, Notre Dame women’s coach Muffet McGraw, Fort Worth Dunbar coach Robert Hughes, Harlem Globetrotters owner Mannie Jackson, former NCAA executive Tom Jernstedt, Zack Clayton.
Other first-time Hall of Fame finalists include longtime NBA referee Hugh Evans, Connecticut women’s star Rebecca Lobo, two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, five-time All-Star Sidney Moncrief, Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, Kansas coach Bill Self, and two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich.