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Bill Self, Kansas Agree to Lifetime Contract: 'No Other Place I'd Rather Be'

The University of Kansas and head men's basketball coach Bill Self agreed to a lifetime contract Friday.

According to the announcement on, the contract replaces Self's current deal, which was set to expire next year. The new contract is a five-year rolling agreement that will have one year added on at the end of each season for the rest of Self's career.

With regard to the new contract, the 58-year-old said:

"I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Chancellor Girod, [interim athletic director] Kurt Watson, and the rest of the leadership at KU for their belief and faith in me to provide this lifetime contract.