Kansas coach Bill Self was fired from the University of Kansas Health System on Sunday and has returned home, the school announced. He is expected to join the team this week before the NCAA tournament.
He missed the Big 12 tournament after going to the hospital Wednesday night with chest tightness and balance concerns.
The University of Kansas Health System released a statement detailing its approach.
“KU coach Bill Self was released from the University of Kansas Health System today in good condition,” the release said. “He arrived at the emergency department on the evening of Wednesday, March 8, complaining of chest tightness and balance concerns. Dr. Mark Wiley, clinical service chief of cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiologist, said Coach himself performed a standard heart catheterization and placed two stents to treat the blocked artery. Coach himself Has responded well to the procedure and is expected to make a full recovery.”
He confirmed in a statement that he plans to rejoin the team.
“I am grateful to the amazing staff at the University of Kansas Health System for the excellent care I received,” she said. “I’m proud of our team and coaching staff for how they handled it and I’m excited to be back with them as the season begins.”
Kansas lost the Big 12 Tournament championship game on Saturday, but the Jayhawks still have the 1-seed in Sunday’s NCAA Tournament bracket. They won the Big 12 regular-season title and entered Sunday’s poll at 27-7 overall, 13-5 in the Big 12.