University of Kansas men’s basketball head coach Bill Self will be in attendance for the team’s NCAA Tournament games, having been released from the hospital following a heart procedure.
Self was released Sunday after receiving a cardiac catheterization and two stents placed in his heart, according to Yahoo! Sports.
«KU Coach Bill Self was released today from the University of Kansas Health System in good condition,» the team said in an official statement, via Yahoo! Sports. «He arrived at the emergency department on Wednesday night, March 8, complaining of chest tightness and balance problems. Cardiovascular medicine clinical service chief and interventional cardiologist, Dr. Mark Wiley, said Coach Self underwent He underwent a standard cardiac catheterization and had two stents placed for treatment of blocking arteries. Coach Self responded well to the procedure and is expected to make a full recovery.»
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The 60-year-old trainer checked into the University of Kansas Medical Center on Wednesday. He ended up missing the entirety of the Big 12 tournament, which the Jayhawks lost to the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, 76-56, in the final.
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The Jayhawks still became the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and they will look to defend their 2022 National Championship trophy when they take on the Howard University Bison on Thursday in the first round.
Although assistant coach Norm Roberts did well in Self’s place, the Jayhawks will be happy to have their head coach back for the dance.
«I am very grateful to the amazing staff at the University of Kansas Health System for the excellent care I received,» Self said in a statement, via Yahoo! Sports. «I’m proud of our team and coaching staff for how they’ve handled this and I’m excited to be back with them as the best moment of the season begins.»
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Kansas went 27-7 on the season and is expected to make a run with Self leading the way in the Midwest bracket.
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Self has coached the Jayhawks in 710 career games, posting an outstanding 579-131 record with four Final Four appearances and two NCAA championships to his credit.