KU Coach Bill Self Isolating With COVID-19

Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self said he has tested positive for COVID-19, and is in isolation.

Self, who has been fully vaccinated for months, said in a statement on the university’s Twitter account that he was “feeling pretty good right now.”

He will remain in isolation at his home in Lawrence.

The coach said he had minor symptoms last Thursday, and wanted to be tested before he traveled to watch recruits at various tournaments.

Two tests confirmed that he was positive for the virus, he said.

Self said he believes he would be in much worse condition if he was not vaccinated.

“If you have not, please get vaccinated so we don’t have to worry about this virus continuing to affect our communities and loved ones,” he said.

KU’s program has stopped short of mandating the vaccine.

Self said in March that he anticipates his entire team will get the jab.