Kansas head coach Bill Self was released from hospital on Sunday after undergoing cardiac catheterization and having two stents implanted in his heart.
Self, 60, was checked in at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City on Wednesday and missed the Big 12 tournament. He said in a statement he was set to join the Jayhawks this week ahead of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and the hospital said he would make a full recovery.
“KU Coach Bill Self left the University of Kansas Health System today in good condition. He arrived in the emergency department on Wednesday evening March 8 complaining of chest tightness and balance issues,” a statement from the University of Kansas Health System reads. “Clinical Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Mark Wiley said Coach Self underwent standard cardiac catheterization and had two stents placed for the treatment of blocked arteries.Coach Self responded well to the procedure and is expected to make a full recovery.
Kansas had not previously disclosed why Self was hospitalized. The school said ahead of the Big 12 tournament that he was in hospital due to illness and had undergone a standard procedure. Assistant Coach Norm Roberts was the Jayhawks’ interim head coach during the tournament.
“I am so grateful to the incredible staff at the University of Kansas Health System for the excellent care I received,” Self said in a statement. “I’m proud of our team and our coaching staff for the way they handled this and I’m delighted to be back with them as the best time of the season begins.
Kansas lost to Texas 76-56 on Saturday in the Big 12 tournament championship game after defeating West Virginia and Iowa State. The defending national champions are likely to be the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament after finishing the regular season 27-7.
KU won the regular season Big 12 title, but lost to Texas twice in the space of a week to end the season.
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