Bill Self publicly addressed rumors that he could leave Kansas to replace Gregg Popovich as head coach of the San Antonio Spurs. Self has been linked with the Spurs due to his longstanding friendship with R.C. Buford.

Seth Greenberg of ESPN made the prediction this week.

“First of all, I have not talked to Seth in five to six months,” Self said. “Secondly and most importantly I haven’t talked to R.C. ever about it, and he was in my wedding and I was in his. I know him pretty well and we’ve never once discussed it (job).

“Thirdly, I think it’s kind of an insult to the Spurs because they have the greatest coach maybe our sport has potentially ever known, especially NBA,” Self added. “One of the two or three best all time for sure.

“There’s absolutely zero truth to that,” he continued of rumors he’ll be Spurs coach, maybe next season. “The thing that cracks me up about some media types is the more outlandish things you can say … what it was, was (his) ‘Bold Predictions for 2020 (segment).’ You grab something or throw something against the wall and hope something sticks. There’s zero truth to that. That’s not even one that would impact us positively, negatively. There’s nothing to it at all.”