Larry Brown and Jeff Van Gundy Featured at 2011 Bill Self Kansas Basketball Coaches Clinic

Oct. 5, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – NBA coaching legends Larry Brown and Jeff Van Gundy will be featured speakers at the 2011 Bill Self Kansas Basketball Coaches Clinic Oct. 28-29 at Allen Fieldhouse.

On Friday, Oct. 28, Brown will address the clinicians along with Self and assistant athletics director for sport performance Andrea Hudy. Additionally, KU men’s basketball will practice in front of the clinicians.

The following morning’s lineup includes instruction by KU’s assistant coaches – Kurtis Townsend, Joe Dooley and Danny Manning – along with Van Gundy and will conclude with another KU men’s basketball practice.

Self, three-time Big 12 Coach of the Year and the 2009 consensus national coach of the year, has guided KU to a school-record seven Big 12 regular-season titles, including the 2011 crown. Self has averaged 29.6 wins per season at Kansas and has guided the Jayhawks to four NCAA Tournament Elite Eights, including the 2008 Final Four and NCAA National Championship. In 2010-11, Kansas recorded its fourth 30-win season in the last five years going 35-3 and ranking seventh or higher in every national poll.

A member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Brown was the sixth head coach in Kansas basketball history from 1984-88. He maintained Kansas’ national prominence while leading the Jayhawks to NCAA Tourn­a­ment appearances in each of his five seasons, including the 1988 NCAA National Championship. Brown accepted the head coaching position with the San Antonio Spurs following the 1987-88 season and spent 23 seasons as a head coach in the NBA. Brown had a cumulative collegiate coaching record of 177-61 (.744) in seven seasons, including a five-year mark of 135-44 (.754) at Kansas.

Van Gundy spent 10 seasons as a head coach in the NBA from 1996 through 2007, amassing a 430-318 record. From 1996-2002, he was the head coach of the New York Knicks and from 2004-07 he was head coach for the Houston Rockets. His teams advanced to the NBA playoffs in eight of his 10 seasons, including the Knicks’ Eastern Conference championship in 1999; in which they lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.

The Bill Self Kansas Basketball Coaches Clinic officially begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, with registration starting at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is recommended. Cost of the clinic is $60 for those that pre-register and $70 for those that register at the gate.

Here is the link for the 2011 Bill Self Basketball Coaches Clinic registration form: www.billselfbasketballcamp.com.