Kansas coach Bill Self apologizes to Kansas State for ‘disrespectful’ dunk

Kansas defeated rival Kansas State rather easily at Phog Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night, but Jayhawks coach Bill Self wasn’t particularly pleased about the final two points his team scored in the 77-59 victory.

Self apologized to Kansas State in his postgame radio show for what he referred to as “the biggest (expletive) move I’ve ever had a player do during a game” after 6-foot-8 wing Brannen Greene put down a dunk as time expired and players were walking off the floor.

Here’s video of the incident:

Self continued his quote, giving a longer explanation on why he felt it was a classless move from Greene.

“To dunk the ball like that when the other team — even their players are going, ‘How disrespectful to the game,'” Self said. “It certainly showed unbelievably poor sportsmanship. I apologize to K-State and their players. I guarantee that will never happen again or he will never be in the game at the end of the game.”

Self issued a more formal apology in his postgame press conference, as seen here.

Greene and Self have had their run-ins in the past. Self suspended Greene for five games earlier this season for what was referred to as conduct detrimental to the team. According to the Kansas City Star, the incident was a playing time dispute that escalated.

Given Self’s reaction to this incident, it wouldn’t be a surprise if we saw Greene sitting out a few more games.

Bill Self and Brannen Greene have had a rocky relationship. (USATSI)
Bill Self and Brannen Greene have had a rocky relationship. (USATSI)

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