Temple’s style limits possessions and virtually eliminates any easy baskets, which is exactly the kind of opponent Self has worried about. He ranted after the Belmont game this week, calling his team "soft" and saying it was best suited for "a pretty" game.
Self joked about his words on Thursday, and pointed out that there probably weren’t any coaches completely happy with their team’s toughness. But still, to drive the point home, he’s brought treadmills to practice and ordered them to be set at a steep incline and high speed — waiting for someone in need of punishment.
The Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader alleged Monday that Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self might have had inappropriate contact over the weekend with John Wall, a 6-foot-4 point guard currently rated as the nation’s top high school recruit.
According to a column that ran in Monday’s edition of the paper, Self approached Wall, who was playing in a tournament in Springfield, after a game and said, "Johnny, great win man. You really played well."