2 James NaismithHOMEJames Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in James Naismith was born in Almonte, Ontario and educated at McGill University and Presbyterian College in Montreal. He was the physical education teacher at McGill University (1887 to 1890) and at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts (1890 to 1895). At Springfield College (which was then the Y.M.C.A. training school), James Naismith, under the direction of American phys-ed specialist Luther Halsey Gulick, invented the indoor sport of basketball.
3 HOMEBig Six Conference (12)1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946Big Seven Conference (5)1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957Big Eight Conference (13)1960, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1999Coaches: William O Hamilton , Dr. Forest “Phog” AllenIn his first NCAA varsity basketball game, the 7-foot-1 Wilt Chamberlain had 52 points and 31 rebounds, breaking both college records. He averaged 29.9 points and 18.9 rebounds in his two seasons at Kansas and was a track and field star as well. Despite losing to the Tar heels in the 1957 NCAA Championship, the first team All-America center still won the Most Outstanding Player award before going on to be one of the greatest, most dominant players in the NBA.
4 HOMEEd Manning was assistant coach for KU basketball inKansas had a 55 game win streak fromLarry Brown was the head coach throughOn April 4, 1988, a Kansas Jayhawk Basketball team that had entered the NCAA Tournament unranked faced the powerful Oklahoma Sooners, a team that had twice beaten the Jayhawks during the regular season, for the National Championship. OU was picked to win by nearly everyone. But KU had Danny Manning and a stable of scrappy role players, and in one of the finest games in Final Four history, the Jayhawks won the National Championship 83-79
5 1989-Present Home http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_Jayhawks 2002 – Big 12 regular-season champion – coached by Roy Williams, was undefeated (16–0), lost the title game 64–55 to #2 seeded Oklahoma. Reached Final Four before losing to eventual National Champion Maryland – Big 12 regular-season champion – coached by Roy Williams. Defeated in title game of the NCAA Tournament by Syracuse – Big 12 regular-season co-champion with Oklahoma. Lost in Big 12 Tournament semi-final to 3 seed Oklahoma State. – coached by Bill Self 2006 – Big 12 regular-season co-champion with Texas and tournament champion – coached by Self, won 80–68 over #1 seeded Texas 2007 – Big 12 regular season champion and tournament champion – coached by Self, won 88–84 in OT over #3 seeded Texas 2008 – Big 12 regular season co-champion with Texas and tournament champion – coached by Self, won 84–74 over #1 seeded Texas 2009 – Big 12 regular season champions – coached by Bill Self 2010 – Big 12 regular season champions and Big 12 tournament champions – coached by Bill Self 2011 – Big 12 regular season champions and Big 12 tournament champions – coached by Bill Self .
6 HOMEEd ManningAssistant Coach at KU Father of Danny Manning, KUExcerpted from the 1989 KU Basketball Media Guide:Beginning his fourth season with the Jayhawks, Ed Manning has proven his worth both on the bench and on the recruiting trails for Larry Brown. Manning’s easy-going style and knowledge of the game have made him a favorite with the players.“Coach Manning really does a good job of getting you motivated,” point guard Cedric Hunter said. “He always tells you to play your hardest, both in games and practice. He knows what it takes to be a good player and he pushes you to do the things you need to do.”The consumate team player as both a collegian and professional player, Manning has taken that attitude and tried to teach it to the Jayhawk players. A native of Utica, Miss., the 43-year-old Manning made a name for himself while playing at Jackson State university in Jackson, Miss. He was impressive enough to be drafted by the Baltimore Bullets of the NBA. In three seasons with the Bullets, Manning established his reputation as a tough defender and rebounder.Manning was then traded to the Chicago Bulls, but before reporting, the Portland Trailblazers selected Manning in the expansion draft. He played one season with the Blazers, lending experience and stability to the young franchise.The association with Larry Brown began shortly after that, as Manning switched leagues and played for the Carolina Cougars for three seasons. In , Manning helped the then Brown-coached Cougars to the best regular season record in the league. The following season, he averaged 8.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in his best professional season.Manning then moved up the coast and played for the New York Nets for one season. While in New York, he was a capable backup for forwards Larry Kenon and Julius Irving while also spelling Billy Paulz at center. The Indiana Pacers was Manning’s final team. After going overseas to play in Belgium, Manning returned to the United States as an assistant coach at North Carolina A&T. The team finished with a 20-8 record and won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship.In addition to helping with the Jayhawks’ big men, Manning also spends many hours on the recruiting trail. He is one of the reasons KU was rated as having one of the top recruiting classes in the country last spring. Manning and his wife Darnelle have two children: Dawn, 16, and Danny who has developed into one of the premier players in college basketball in just two seasons with the Jayhawks
7 Bill SelfHOMEBill Self (born December 27, 1962 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma) is an American college men's basketball coach at the University of Kansas, where he led the Jayhawks to the 2008 NCAA national championship.Self was named National Coach of the Year by The Sporting News in 2000 and 2009, Associated Press in 2009, USBWA Henry Iba Award winner in 2009, CBS/Chevrolet in 2009 and ESPN.com in He was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2006, 2009, and 2011. He is a five-time finalist for the Naismith Coach of the Year Award (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2009). He was a 2010 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award nominee for his work with Boys Clubs/Girls Clubs Of America and the Boy Scouts.Self played collegiate basketball at Oklahoma State University, where he was a four-year letter winner between 1982 and 1985 and was an All-Big Eight freshman selection in He received his bachelor's degree in business in 1985 and a master's degree in athletic administration in 1989, both from Oklahoma State University.
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