Self Tabbed Coach of the Year by Media Voters
March 9, 2006
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Head men’s basketball coach Bill Self was named the Associated Press Big 12 Coach of the Year on Wednesday after receiving 20 of 24 votes from a media panel. This award follows Monday’s announcement that he was given the same honor from the league office.
Freshman Brandon Rush, who was named All-Big 12 First Team by the coaches, was given second team honors from the AP voters. The Kansas City, Mo., native was the leading vote getter for the second team. Freshman Mario Chalmers was named to the AP All-Big 12 Third Team while sophomore Russell Robinson and freshman Julian Wright were given honorable mention accolades.