LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas announced Friday that it has agreed to a new contract with Head Coach Bill Self. A copy of the redacted contract is available here.
Per the release from KU Athletics, "Bill Self has signed a lifetime contract with the Jayhawks. His current contract, which was set to expire next March, is being replaced with a new five-year rolling agreement that automatically adds one year at the conclusion of each season for the remainder of his career."
Self, who has won 522 games in his 18 seasons in Lawrence, has won 15 Big 12 Conference titles, as well as a National Championship, made a statement on the signing:
“I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Chancellor Girod, Kurt Watson, and the rest of the leadership at KU for their belief and faith in me to provide this lifetime contract. Every day, I am reminded just how fortunate I am to lead this storied program and there truly is no place else I would rather be. As we continue to work through the challenges facing our program, we look forward to moving ahead and focusing on our bright future. I would also like to express my gratitude to our alumni and donors, as well as the best fans and students in the nation, that have supported my family and me for the past 18 seasons. I’m excited to remain your basketball coach and compete for many championships in the future.”