Bill Self's been entertained by job offers over the course of his tenure at Kansas.

But in all likelihood, nothing will bring the what-if daydreams for Self like his passing on the Cleveland Cavaliers job. Some discussion has been made in recent days on what John Calipari must be thinking, since he turned down a lucrative offer (reportedly $60 million total) by the Cavs this spring. But although he's the most high-profile coach, and Calipari is also close with LeBron James, the Kentucky Poobah was not the only college coach who the organization reached out to.

Tom Izzo, Bill Donovan and Fred Hoiberg all have been contacted by the Cavs, in addition to Self. The news on Self is that Kansas' coach didn't publicly admit to this until recently.

Frankly, we didn't realize Self was in the mix like this. Per the Kansas City Star:

Self declined to discuss specifics about his conversations with the Cavaliers, and he did not provide a timetable for when they occurred. ... Before being asked about his talks with the Cavs on Monday, Self had yet to speak publicly about the opportunity.

“I talked to the Cavs' people a lot throughout their evaluation process and the draft, but I'll just leave it at that,” Self said. “That wasn't anything I wanted to become public, certainly, and they didn't either.”