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Posted Wednesday January 12, 2011, About: Self-made history at Kansas
I've been watching this game closely for 50 years and have compared what Roy did at Kansas with what Self has done at KU, Illinois, Tulsa and Oral Roberts and though I still respect what Roy did at KU and is still doing at NC, I can without hesitation put him in league with both Roy and Dean.

To claim that the Big 12 is not a grade A hoops conference is to not pay attention. Great talent and coaching are a hallmark and their combined record against the other premier conferences put them on par. I can concede that Self hasn't yet established the resume of coach K but he hasn't been around as long yet so...time will tell. The most significant tell might be to ask the question: If you had a coaching vacancy who would you hire ahead of Self?

For my money thats a VERY short list.
Posted Wednesday January 12, 2011, About: Self-made history at Kansas
Okay...who is in the same class as Wooden? Crickets chirping...not Roy, not Mike, not Dean...NO ONE is in Wooden's class. So where does that leave Self? In a VERY elite club with Roy and Mike and Dean as the best of the rest. And thats good enough for this Kansas boy!

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