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KU's Self, Zenger issue statements in response to basketball commission's report

Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger (above) and basketball coach Bill Self have issued statements responding to recommendations to improve college basketball made by the Independent Commission on College Basketball.
Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger (above) and basketball coach Bill Self have issued statements responding to recommendations to improve college basketball made by the Independent Commission on College Basketball. along@kcstar.com

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and athletic director Sheahon Zenger issued statements in response to the Independent Commission on College Basketball’s recommendations to improve college basketball late Wednesday afternoon.

Self, who this past school year served as president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Board of Directors said: “I, like everyone else involved in our sport, looked forward to hearing the commission’s recommendations on how to help college basketball. The commission is made up of a very diverse group that is committed to the charge put to the commission by NCAA president Mark Emmert.

“We appreciate their time and efforts on this project. The recommendations by the commission will create further discussions and implementations that will lead to significant changes for the good of our game in the near future.”

Zenger’s statement read: “We appreciate the hard work done by (chair) Condoleezza Rice and her commission, and the report they produced today. The fact that the NCAA Board of Governors has already endorsed the commission’s recommendations shows there is a genuine appetite for change. The work, though, has only begun. Some of these proposals can be enacted by those of us within college athletics. Some, though, will require the assistance of individuals and organizations outside of college athletics. We look forward to being part of the solution.”

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