The Chicago Bulls have tried to pluck from the college basketball coaching tree in the past and it has failed. If they go back to the well again, however, it's a completely different story.


This team is still recovering from Fred Hoiberg's tenure. He was fired back in December after yet another abysmal start. Chicago is going to need a new head coach when the season ends and could attract one of the biggest names from the collegiate level.


Bill Self is rumored to leave the Kansas Jayhawks behind to take a swing at coaching in the NBA.

Wait, what?


Self has been the head coach of Kansas for the past 16 years and has been an absolute juggernaut. After such a successful stretch featuring 471 wins, 14-straight regular season conference tournament championships, eight conference tournament championships, three Final Four appearances, and one National Championship, you'd have to wonder why he'd want to leave?


The Jayhawks are having a down season and lost the Big 12 regular season title, but his potential departure has nothing to do with performance on the court. Losing or falling short of expectations doesn't scare him. However, a potential major NCAA investigation could.

We've seen some coaches leave colleges in the past when sanctions were going to come flying through the door. If the NCAA does bring the hammer down on Kansas revolving around the nature of T.J. Gassnola's involvement with the program, he could bolt for the door.