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Danny Manning
No. 5, 6, 15, 25
Power forward
Personal information
Born(1966-05-17) May 17, 1966 (age 47)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolLawrence (Lawrence, Kansas)
Page (Greensboro, North Carolina)
CollegeKansas (1984–1988)
NBA draft1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Pro playing career1988–2003
Career history
As player:
19881994Los Angeles Clippers
1994Atlanta Hawks
19941999Phoenix Suns
1999–2000Milwaukee Bucks
2000–2001Utah Jazz
2001–2002Dallas Mavericks
2003Detroit Pistons
As coach:
2003–2006Kansas (director of student-athlete development / team manager)
2006–2012Kansas (assistant)
2012–presentTulsa
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points12,367 (14.0 ppg)
Assists2,063 (2.3 apg)
Steals1,000 (1.1 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Danny Manning
No. 5, 6, 15, 25
Power forward
Personal information
Born(1966-05-17) May 17, 1966 (age 47)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolLawrence (Lawrence, Kansas)
Page (Greensboro, North Carolina)
CollegeKansas (1984–1988)
NBA draft1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Pro playing career1988–2003
Career history
As player:
19881994Los Angeles Clippers
1994Atlanta Hawks
19941999Phoenix Suns
1999–2000Milwaukee Bucks
2000–2001Utah Jazz
2001–2002Dallas Mavericks
2003Detroit Pistons
As coach:
2003–2006Kansas (director of student-athlete development / team manager)
2006–2012Kansas (assistant)
2012–presentTulsa
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points12,367 (14.0 ppg)
Assists2,063 (2.3 apg)
Steals1,000 (1.1 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Daniel Ricardo "Danny" Manning (born May 17, 1966) is an American college basketball coach and retired National Basketball Association player. He is the current men's head coach at Tulsa.[1] After retiring from professional basketball Manning became an assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Kansas. He won the National Championship with the Jayhawks in 1988 as a player, and again on the coaching staff in 2008.

College career[edit]

Considered one of the greatest players in University of Kansas history, he led the 1988 Kansas Jayhawks to the National Championship against the Oklahoma Sooners. Manning left KU as its men's basketball program's all-time leading scorer and rebounder after leading the Jayhawks to the 1986 Final Four and the 1988 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Championship. The 6-foot-10 forward was the all-time leading scorer in the Big Eight Conference with 2,951 career points. He won the Wooden, Naismith, and Eastman Awards as the college player of the year in 1988. In Kansas's 83-79 victory over the University of Oklahoma in the 1988 NCAA Final, Manning recorded 31 points, 18 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. For his seemingly single-handed performance in propelling the underdog Jayhawks to the title, as well as the Jayhawks' less-than-impressive record going into the NCAA tournament (21-11, most losses of any NCAA champion), the 1988 Kansas team was nicknamed "Danny and the Miracles" and Manning was honored as Most Outstanding Player in the tournament. A two-time All-American while at KU, Manning was later named the Big Eight Player of the Decade.

Manning was selected to the last all-amateur USA national basketball team in 1988, which competed at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. The team won the bronze medal, but was viewed as a disappointment, as they had been heavy favorites to win the gold until their loss to the Soviet Union in a semi-final game. Manning failed to score even a single point in that game, and afterward called it "one of the biggest disappointments of my life."[2]

Professional career[edit]

Manning was drafted with the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1988 NBA Draft, and spent more than a decade in the league. During his NBA career Manning scored 12,367 points and averaged 14.0 points per game. He played only 26 games as a rookie after a torn anterior cruciate ligament required him to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, but he returned for the 1989-1990 season. His most productive NBA season was 1992-1993, when he averaged 22.8 points a game for the Clippers, and was selected to play in the All-Star Game. He also was selected as an All-Star the following season.

Continuing knee problems forced Manning to become a part-time player in 1996 after he had undergone two more surgeries. He won the 1997-1998 Sixth Man Award, while playing for the Phoenix Suns, as the best reserve player in the NBA, averaging 13.5 points while playing about 26 minutes a game. Manning holds the distinction of being the first NBA player to have returned to play after reconstructive surgeries on both knees (a feat since duplicated by Kenyon Martin and Amar'e Stoudemire). Manning was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 1999, but played for different teams during each of his final four seasons in the league.

College coaching career[edit]

Assistant at Kansas[edit]

He announced his retirement from professional basketball in 2003 and served for four years at the University of Kansas as director of student-athlete development and team manager under KU basketball coach Bill Self. Manning was promoted to assistant coach at the end of the 2006-07 season as a replacement for Tim Jankovich who left the Kansas staff to take the position of head coach at Illinois State University. Manning became a key component of the Jayhawks coaching staff, filling vital roles in both recruiting and his work training the team's big men. He spent a total of nine years on the staff at Kansas.[3]

Tulsa[edit]

On April 4, 2012, Manning was officially announced as Tulsa's head coach.[1][4]

Head coaching record[edit]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (Conference USA) (2012–present)
2012–2013Tulsa17–168–86thCBI First Round
2013–2014Tulsa3–70–0
Tulsa:20–23 (.465)8–8 (.500)
Total:20–23(.465)

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion

Personal[edit]

Manning is the son of former NBA player, Ed Manning. Manning's own son, Evan, accepted a walk-on invitation for the men's basketball team at Kansas for the 2012–13 season,[5][6] while his daughter, Taylor, is a member of the Kansas volleyball team.[7]

NBA statistics[edit]

SEASONTEAMGPMPGSPGBPGRPGAPGPPGHi40+50+TDDD
1988–89LA Clippers2636.51.71.06.63.116.7290004
1989–90LA Clippers7132.01.30.55.92.616.3390004
1990–91LA Clippers7330.11.60.85.82.715.9310006
1991–92LA Clippers8235.41.61.56.93.519.33400013
1992–93LA Clippers7934.91.41.36.62.622.83600016
1993–94LA Clippers/
Atlanta
42
26
38.0
35.6
1.3
1.8
1.4
1.0
7.0
6.5
4.2
3.3
23.7
15.7
43
24
1
0
0
0
1
0
9
5
1994–95Phoenix4632.80.91.26.03.317.9330007
1995–96Phoenix3324.71.20.74.32.013.4320000
1996–97Phoenix7727.71.11.06.12.213.52600012
1997–98Phoenix7025.61.00.75.62.013.5350006
1998–99Phoenix5023.70.70.84.42.39.1190001
1999–00Milwaukee7216.90.90.42.91.04.6190000
2000–01Utah8215.90.60.42.61.17.4250000
2001–02Dallas4113.50.50.52.60.74.0130000
2002–03Detroit136.80.70.21.40.52.6180000
Career7 teams88327.41.10.95.22.314.04310183

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