Monday night’s title tilt between Kansas & Memphis could be Bill Self’s swan song along the Jayhawks sidelines, if rumors keep persisting.
ESPN learns from the TULSA WORLD that Oklahoma State is willing to offer a huge sum to bring the KU coach back to his alma mater. The Cowboys have been coachless since running Sean Sutton out of town last week.
Although the rumors of Self-to-Stillwater started pretty much the minute Eddie’s son skedaddled away, the proposed amount of dollar bills to Bill wasn’t mentioned - until now.
Originally it was reported that OSU might approach Self with a $3.5 million yearly contract, featuring a signing bonus worth up to $6 million. But the Stillwater school says they haven’t settled on any final financial numbers yet.
The university also adds that it “has not and will not contact Self or his representatives at any point before his season is complete, including postseason exit meetings with his team and staff, before approaching him about the job.”
So, Bill’s agent should expect some Cowboy calls around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. But if KU loses tonight, the calls will probably wait ’til 3 a.m.
And Okie State will need to reconsider just how much they have left in their coffers, as the college will be paying Sutton $2.7 million over the next 10 years as part of a settlement.
Looks like a good time to raise tuition again.