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Kansas' Bill Self a finalist for Naismith coach of the year

Kansas coach Bill Self celebrates the Jayhawks 11th straight conference title with point guard Frank Mason after KU beat West Virginia 76-69 Tuesday night in overtime.
Kansas coach Bill Self celebrates the Jayhawks 11th straight conference title with point guard Frank Mason after KU beat West Virginia 76-69 Tuesday night in overtime. KansasCity

Kansas coach Bill Self on Wednesday was announced as one of 15 finalists for the 2015 Naismith coach of the year award, which is awarded by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club.

In his 12th season at Kansas, Self has led the program to a 24-6 record and 11th straight Big 12 title. Self was the 2012 Naismith Coach of the Year and this is the seventh time he has been a finalist for the honor. Self has been selected national coach of the year by other organizations four times, including once at Tulsa (2000) and three times at KU (2008, 2009 and 2012).

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