Bill Self Kansas Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self watches during a men’s college basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the Kansas Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. Osu Vs Kansas Basketball

The Kansas Jayhawks fell short on Saturday in the Big 12 Conference championship against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday. However, they received some great news regarding head coach Bill Self, who has been out for the Big 12 Tournament with a health issue.

Assistant coach Norm Roberts has been the team’s interim coach during Self’s absence. That appears to be short-lived.

After the game, Roberts spoke about Self.

“He’s doing well,” Roberts told reporters. “We plan on him coaching next week. He’s doing well.”

Some were speculating that Bill Self had suffered a heart attack on social media.  However, it was confirmed that is not the case, and he instead had a “standard procedure” after complications with an illness.

Regardless, it is clear that his absence was felt during their Big 12 Tournament run. Many clearly thought things would have gone differently against Texas if Self were out there coaching his team.

Bill Self’s resume certainly speaks for itself, winning two National Championships in his 20-year coaching career with Kansas. In that span, the Jayhawks have never missed the NCAA Tournament.

The Jayhawks, like every other team in college basketball, will learn their seeding on Sunday’s bracket reveal. Coming into Saturday’s game, they were projected by ESPN’s Joe Lunardi to be the top overall seed in the tournament.

However, the loss to Texas could loom large on that distinction, especially since other projected one seeds Houston and Alabama have a chance to win their respective conference tournaments on Sunday.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.