Kansas coach Bill Self released from hospital after heart procedure

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Bill Self missed the entirety of the Big 12 Tournament after being hospitalized in Kansas City. (Photo by Ed Zurga / Getty Images)

Kansas head coach Bill Self was released from the hospital on Sunday after he received cardiac catheterization and two stents placed in his heart.

Self, 60, was checked into the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City on Wednesday and missed the Big 12 tournament. He said in statement that he was ready to rejoin the Jayhawks this week ahead of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament and that the hospital said he would make a full recovery.

“KU Coach Bill Self was discharged from the University of Kansas Health System in good condition today. He arrived at the emergency department on the evening of Wednesday, 8, complaining of chest tightness and balance concerns,” said statement from the University of Kansas Health System. “Dr. Mark Wiley said Coach Self performed a standard heart catheterization and placed two stents to treat 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 before the Big 12 Tournament that he was in the hospital due to an illness and was standard procedure. Assistant coach Norm Roberts was the head coach of the Jayhawks during the tournament.

“I am so grateful to the wonderful staff at the University of Kansas Health System for the excellent care I received,” Self said in statement. “I am proud of my team and coaching staff for how they handled it and excited to be back with them as the best of the season is underway.

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 receive the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament after finishing the regular season 27-7.

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KU won the regular-season Big 12 title but lost twice to Texas in the span of one week to end the season.