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Self looking for 'security' from Kansas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - With less than an hour of sleep under his belt, bleary-eyed Kansas coach Bill Self was back in the Alamodome less than 12 hours after his Jayhawks beat Memphis in overtime to claim the national championship.

That's where he again faced questions about whether he's interested in the job at his alma mater. Oklahoma State parted ways with Sean Sutton on April 1st.

As he has for a week, Self talked of plans to meet with Kansas officials soon about a contract extension.

The school gave Self a five-year extension last season that increased his annual compensation to more than 1.3 million dollars with a chance to make another $350,000 each year if he meets incentives.

But Self could likely command far more money from Oklahoma State, whose billionaire alumnus Boone Pickens gave $165 million to the Cowboys' athletic department.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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