Kansas basketball coach Bill Self might soon have something very impressing to pitch to potential recruits on the trail. Self is among the nominees who were first-time nominees for the Naismith Hall of Fame, joining the prodigious company of Tracey McGrady, Ben Wallace and Mugsy Bogues.
Other nominees included David Robinson and Tim Hardaway.
It is relatively unlikely that Self will be inducted this time around. He is still very much active in heightening his legacy and could very well have several more National Championships ahead of him. Though the honor of being nominated and placed along the names of other players who were superlative within the same game is gratifying in itself.
Last years class was one of the most memorable in history, with Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neal both being inducted. Both gave memorable speeches and have set the bar very high for the next group of inductees.
If Bill Self continues to find the kind of success he has had at Kansas, it is hard to imagine he won’t eventually join the ranks of these enshrined greats.
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