Kansas coach Bill Self to miss remainder of Big 12 tournament
After visiting the emergency room on Wednesday night for what the physicians described as "a normal procedure," Kansas coach Bill Self will miss the Big 12 tournament, the university confirmed on Thursday.
While the school did not go into detail about Self's illness in its statement, it refuted rumours that Self had suffered a heart attack earlier in the day.
Bill Self, head coach of the KU men's basketball team, is a patient at the University of Kansas Health System.
Coach Self did not experience a heart attack, contrary to what several media outlets have reported, according to chief medical officer Dr. Steve Stites.
He arrived at the emergency room last night, and everything went smoothly during the routine operation. He is anticipated to fully recover.
Self also issued a brief statement on Thursday afternoon; his participation in the NCAA tournament remains uncertain.
The Jayhawks defeated West Virginia 78-61 on Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament under the interim direction of assistant Norm Roberts.
Self was there for a shootaround on Wednesday at the T-Mobile Arena and seemed in good health.