KU coach Bill Self is new NABC president

Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self. | Rich Sugg | rsugg@kcstar.com

By Blair Kerkhoff bkerkhoff@kcstar.com

Kansas coach Bill Self is the new president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the coaches’ organization founded by Phog Allen.

Self has started a two-year term and oversaw his first Board of Directors meeting earlier this month. He has served on the Board since 2007 and is a current member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee.

“Bill Self has long been one of the most influential voices in college basketball and is greatly respected among his coaching and administrators,” said NABC Executive Director Jim Haney.

The NABC has nearly 5,000 members throughout the basketball coaching ranks and is based in Kansas City. It was founded in 1927 by Allen, the Kansas coach who fought back against a rule change that essentially eliminated the dribble. Allen organized a nationwide protest among coaches and the dribble remained part of the game. The NABC was the result of that movement.

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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