KU signs Self to contract extension

Bill Self, head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks for the past 18 years, has signed a contract extension that should keep him in crimson and blue until he retires. The extension comes amid an ongoing investigation into recruiting violations.



April 2, 2021 - 1:27 PM

Kansas head coach Bill Self talks to his team from the bench in the second half against Villanova during an NCAA Tournament national semifinal on March 31, 2018. RICH SUGG/KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS

LAWRENCE, Kan.  (AP) — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has agreed to a new contract that will keep him with the Jayhawks until he retires, even as the school awaits a decision from an independent panel investigating  infractions charges alleged by the NCAA.

The school announced Friday that Self agreed to a five-year contract that adds one additional year after the conclusion of each season — in effect, making it a lifetime contract. The deal guarantees him $5.41 million per year with a base salary of $225,000, professional services contract of $2.75 million and an annual $2.435 million retention bonus.

Self was closing in on the end of a 10-year contract signed in September 2012 that guaranteed him $52.2 million along with a $7.2 million retention bonus. That bonus will be paid in $100,000 monthly installments over seven years.

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