Late Friday it was announced that former Kansas Jayhawk assistant Ed Manning has passed away. Ed is of course the father of current Jayhawk assistant Danny Manning who it has been reported is currently heading to Columbia with the team for Saturday’s game.
It’s unclear at this point if Manning will be on the bench for the regular season finale and the news is another blow to a team that has already dealt with the loss of Thomas Robinson’s mother during the season.
Manning had spent recent years working as an NBA scout. Danny and Ed are best known of course for being a major piece to the 1988 National Title run. Ed Manning was 67 years old.