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Danny Manning To Tulsa: Kansas Assistant Reportedly Taking Head Coaching Gig

Word has the Kansas assistant replacing Doug Wojcik.


The Kansas Jayhawks are in the big spotlight this weekend with KU's appearance in the Final Four in New Orleans. It's not uncommon that coaches of the best teams in the nations are courted for head coaching spots in smaller schools, and the coaching tree of Bill Self might be giving up perhaps the Jayhawks' best assistant yet with Danny Manning reportedly heading to serve as the head coach of the Tulsa men's basketball team.

Garry Parrish writes, "Kansas assistant Danny Manning has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Tulsa, a source confirmed to on Wednesday. An official announcement is expected soon. Manning led the Jayhawks to the 1988 national title before becoming the No. 1 pick of the 1988 NBA Draft and spending 15 seasons in the NBA. He joined Bill Self's staff at KU in 2007 and developed a reputation as one of the nation's top assistants."

Manning is the coach often credited with the Jayhawks' ability to develop big men at such an amazing pace. Just last season, both of the Morris twins were taken in the draft and they were the latest in a long line before them. More details to come. Manning would replace Doug Wojcik.