Iowa (AP) — Bill Self will miss top-seeded Kansas’ second-round
NCAA Tournament game against Arkansas on Saturday, the school
Self, who is
recovering from a heart procedure he received earlier this
month, has been with his team since it
arrived in Des Moines and attended meetings and practices.
to comment Friday when he walked past reporters after practice, but
said in a radio interview before the Jayhawks’ first-round win over
Howard that he is feeling better and getting stronger — just not
yet ready to be on the bench for a game.
Self’s longtime assistant, will serve as acting coach for a fifth
Self went to
the emergency room the night of March 8, shortly after watching the
Jayhawks hold a final shootaround ahead of their Big 12 Tournament
quarterfinal. He was complaining of chest tightness and concerns
with his balance, and the 60-year-old had two stents placed to help
treat blocked arteries.
Kansas is 3-1
in Self’s absence, with the loss coming to Texas in the Big 12
Tournament championship game.
57-year-old Roberts is Self’s right-hand man, having been on Self’s
staff at four coaching stops.
“We have been
together for almost 25 years, so we probably do finish each other’s
sentences in basketball terms,” Roberts said Friday.