AUDIO: Kansas’ Bill Self reads, analyzes ‘mean’ tweets

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Thanks to social media, the process of reaching out to players and coaches is far easier now than it was back in the days when avenues such as Facebook and Twitter did not exist. While that opens the door for praise it also gives people the ability to send not so kind messages in the aftermath of a loss.

Kansas head coach Bill Self and his program were on the receiving end of some “mean” tweets following their loss at Iowa State Monday night, and the coach appeared on 610AM Sports Radio’s “Fescoe in the Morning” (Kansas City) radio show to read some of them beginning at the 22:50 mark of the above clip. Self (whose comments were recorded Thursday) also gave his thoughts on some of the comments, including making note of the fact that his team is trying to score too much on the perimeter as opposed to throwing the ball inside in response to a tweet that Self needed to “evolve his offense.”

It’s good to hear the coach having some fun with these, and there were likely comments that couldn’t be read over the air as well. But he also noted that Kansas is 16-4 overall and ranked 4th in this week’s AP poll, so the sky isn’t falling. Do they need to play better with No. 23 Kentucky visiting Allen Fieldhouse Saturday night? Yes, but there’s still a lot of basketball to be played.