Bill Self talks about his start into coaching, shares funny story of a Larry Brown practice
Three days of ahead of his induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self talked about the start of his coaching career when he was an assistant to his mentors Larry Brown, Leonard Hamilton and Eddie Sutton, and his start at Oral Roberts.
When he started his coaching career, Self said he was focused on trying to make the most of his $4,400 salary versus any thoughts of a Hall of Fame career.
“Thirty years ago, I was dreaming, ‘OK, where can I eat free in town and who I can give my two complimentary tickets to that would actually pay for them so I’d have some spending money,’” Self joked.
When asked what he learned from all of his coaching mentors, Self remembered a humorous story involving a practice under Brown.