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The head coach of Kansas, Bill Self, said he has no interest in taking over the San Antonio Spurs when Gregg Popovich retires.

Self, one of the best coaches in the NCAA, is very close friends with Spurs general manager R.C. Buford, but he has no plans to become the head coach of San Antonio in the future.

“If I know anybody, I probably know R.C. Buford. He showed me around my recruiting visits to Oklahoma State, he was responsible for getting me up here primarily as a graduate assistant at Kansas, I lived with him for a year, he was in my wedding and I was in his wedding, his son played for me, my son now works for him.

So, people may say whatever because we are buddies, which we are, and proud of that. But, I am not going to be the next coach of the San Antonio Spurs, nor would he want me to be. I mean, they got arguably the greatest coach of all time that still has got a lot of gas in the tank.

So, that is a rumor I know some people have said, but that is a pretty ridiculous one right there,” Self told Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News.

Popovich, who has been working with the Spurs since 1988, signed a three-year extension with San Antonio in April.