Verdict in, KU’s Bill Self attempts to not disrupt the system he’s mastered



October 26, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Kansas head coach Bill Self gets at his players during the second half on Nov. 28, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse. LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD/NICK KRUG

LAWRENCE, Kan. — They say that posture is the most important part of walking a tightrope, but that’s in a real circus, with elephants and lions and bearded ladies.

The most important part of walking a legal and public relations tightrope is discipline and defiance. Or, at least, that’s the way Kansas coach Bill Self is trying to tame his corner of the college basketball circus.

The one with indictments, FBI investigations, and now guilty verdicts involving adidas — KU’s apparel partner — recruiting basketball players to several schools, including Kansas.

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