Kansas Assistant Suspended Two Weeks
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball assistant coach Jerrance Howard will serve a two-week suspension from all team activities, head coach Bill Self announced Thursday afternoon. The suspension is effective immediately.
“I take full responsibility for my actions,” Howard said. “I should have never been in that situation. Not only did I let myself down, but also my family, my coaches, my players, the fans and this program. Coach Self has done so much for me and I’m honored to a part of this team and this staff. I compounded the problem by not disclosing this incident to Coach Self and Kansas Athletics. I brought this penalty upon myself and will use this situation as motivation to work harder and represent this great program positively moving forward.”
“Regardless of circumstances, I was disappointed that I was not made aware of this immediately following the incident,” Self said. “Jerrance has been a part of our family for many years. I’m confident that he will take ownership of this and be better for it.”
Howard played at Illinois from 2001-04, including three seasons for Self, before joining the coaching profession. Prior to his time at Kansas, Howard was an assistant coach at SMU (2012-13) and Illinois (2008-12). He also worked for the basketball staffs at Kentucky (2006-08) and Texas A&M (2005-06).
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