Bill Self Says Thanks, But No Thanks
Let’s say you are the coach of a school that just won their first National Championship in 20 years and all of a sudden, the world is completely at your feet. So much so, your coachless alma mater — in this case, Oklahoma State — is willing to turn over the keys to Fort Knox in order to get your services. What do you do?
Do you take the money and run or do you stay at the program you just took the top of the college basketball world? Well, if you are Bill Self, you tell T. Boone Pickens to keep his money and that you are staying in Lawrence, Kansas.
Let’s take a look at what Coach Self had to say, courtesy of ESPN’s bandwidth.
Did you hear that? That audible hum is a sigh of relief coming from the entire state of Kansas… well, except maybe Manhattan.
For Self, this is actually a no-brainer. Would you like more money than Avarice to rebuild a program that might not ever be as good as the one you would be leaving or do you stay at Kansas, enjoying the spoils of your National Championship, armed with the knowledge you have a top-ten recruiting class on the way?
Pretty easy choice, when you think about. Unless you are all about the money; something Self doesn’t seem to embody.