University of Kansas head men's basketball coach Bill Self will coach the Jayhawks through at least the 2021-22 season. Self agreed to a new contract that increases his salary to nearly $3.86 million a year. One of the country's winningest college basketball coaches, Self led the Jayhawks to the NCAA title in 2008 and to the championship game this past season. He's one of four coaches in NCAA history to lead three schools to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. In nine seasons at KU, Self took two teams to the Final Four, while three others have reached the Elite Eight. "We believe Bill Self is among a very small number of elite basketball coaches in this country," KU Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger said in a statement, "and this ensures that we compensate him accordingly. We are proud of the way he represents the University of Kansas, Kansas Athletics and the entire State of Kansas, and we are thrilled that he will remain our coach for at least another decade." For Self to realize the contract's maximum amount, including retention bonuses, he must remain head coach through the 2021-22 season. His current deal, which Self's current contract, which runs through June 2018, pays him $3.38 million.
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