Kansas coach Bill Self has been released from the hospital after heart surgery


Lawrence, Kan. (AP) – Kansas coach Bill Self was released Sunday from a Kansas City-area hospital where he was recovering from a procedure to treat blocked arteries in his heart, and Hall of Famer plans to join No. 10. 3 The Jayhawks begin their NCAA Championship defense this week.

After watching his team in the final shootaround before the Big 12 tournament, he went to the emergency room Wednesday night and complained of chest tightness and balance issues.

According to Dr. Mark Wiley, chief of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Kansas Health System, Self underwent a standard cardiac catheterization and had two stents placed to help treat blocked arteries.

“Coach Self responded well to the procedure and is expected to make a full recovery,” Wiley said.

The Jayhawks were coached into the Big 12 Tournament by Norm Roberts, who also served as interim coach earlier in the season, while Self was suspended for four games. They defeated West Virginia and Iowa State before being knocked out by seventh-seeded Texas 76-56 in Saturday night’s championship game.

Afterward, Roberts said he expects to be coaching the Jayhawks in the NCAA Tournament.

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