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Self: Illinois has been the best team in the country. It's met every challenge. But I'm biased because I know those guys so well.
SI: Will we ever see another undefeated champion in college basketball?
Self: I don't want to say it can't be done, because there are a couple of teams this year that made it past the halfway point. But records are inflated because of nonconference scheduling. I personally can't see it happening.
SI: At Oral Roberts you were 6--21 in 1993--94, your first year as a head coach. Did you ever think that coaching wasn't for you?
Self: I went into it thinking it was going to be pretty easy. And I realized that first year that coaching is overrated. It's about getting players. Ever since then my motto has been, We have to recruit.
SI: If you could recruit any player in history, who would it be?
Self: Wilt [Chamberlain]. How cool would it be to coach a guy that changed the rules? Michael [Jordan] is the best player, but Wilt was the most dominant.