Modified: April 2, 2008 at 7:28 am •  Published: April 2, 2008
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Oklahoma State is a good basketball job with a nice following. But it's not in the same stratosphere as Kansas or Kentucky.

This is why KU's Bill Self won't be the Cowboys' next coach, and neither will UK's Billy Gillispie.

There's always coach-speak during coach searches, but I believe these two guys.

During a Tuesday afternoon news conference, Self said, "I feel bad for Sean. I do care deeply for my alma mater. I spent 11 years of my life at OSU. But nobody from there has contacted me, and if they did I would strongly recommend they move in a different direction.”

KU athletic director Lew Perkins said Tuesday, "Nobody has called me from Oklahoma State, which I would assume they would have done that. We're going to do everything we possibly can to have Bill be our basketball coach here for a long, long time. I see no reason why that won't happen.”

"Kentucky has every single thing that you need to win national championships,” Gillispie said two weeks ago before his NCAA Tournament game in Anaheim, Calif. "It's been proven over time.

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