HoopsHype Danny Manning rumors


May 1, 2014 Updates

Shortly after the Clippers made Danny Manning the top pick of the 1988 NBA draft, team owner Donald Sterling invited the player and his agent, Ron Grinker, to talk contract in Beverly Hills. It was recounted to me how Sterling lounged around his mansion in a bathrobe open to his navel, wearing nothing underneath. At one point Sterling's preteen son wandered in and was chastised for skipping Hebrew school. The owner commanded the boy, "Go to your room and get undressed." The child slouched upstairs. Sterling followed. The next thing Manning heard was a belt thrashing and the boy wailing, as Grinker bounded up the stairs yelling, "Stop! Stop! We'll sign." SI.com

April 4, 2014 Updates
March 31, 2014 Updates

Wake Forest has significant interest in Tulsa coach Danny Manning, sources told ESPN.com. It's still unclear where the former Kansas star, who went to the NCAA tournament in just his second season as the coach of the Golden Hurricane, sits on Wake athletic director Ron Wellman's wish list. However, one source close to the process said that Manning has a legitimate shot to land the job. ESPN.com

March 15, 2014 Updates

He didn't possess the transcendent all-around skill set of James. And he was never going to score with the ease and consistency of Durant. Kansas coach Bill Self knew that Wiggins could not possibly amass statistics that would satisfy many fans or columnists. Based on his performances and personality while he was at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep, you could make the case that he has actually overachieved as a freshman. After being asked about Wiggins "turning it on" late this season, former Kansas great Danny Manning told USA TODAY Sports, "He's averaging 17 points per game. What do you mean turn it on? He's averaging 17 points on one of the best teams in the country. There's a lot of balance here." USA Today Sports

April 19, 2012 Updates

Manning is looking to bring crowds to their feet once more as the new head coach of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. This once bright-eyed Lawrence High teenager can’t wait to begin the next chapter in his life as a wise 45-year-old Basketball Jones who could be the best thing to happen to Tulsa basketball since Bill Self led the Golden Hurricane to the Elite Eight in 2000. Manning, who was introduced as head coach on April 4, is ready to get started at a job he calls a “tremendous opportunity.” “We look forward to becoming a part of the fabric of the TU family. I'm so excited,” Manning said. “It's going to be a lot of fun. It will be a lot of hard work. We're willing to put in the hard work and we will put in the hard work. (At the) end of the day we'll stack up the wins and losses, but more importantly we want to make sure when people leave here they're quality young men ready to take the world on and make someone else's life better. That's how we're going to build our foundation, from the ground up. “ Scout.com

Manning said he always knew he wanted to coach. After all, he grew up being mentored by his dad, who was a former NBA and ABA player and an assistant under Brown during Danny’s collegiate career. Even at age 5, Manning was around basketball and his dad, dribbling the ball on the sidelines during Ed’s practices with the Brown-coached ABA’s Carolina Cougars. Manning spoke glowingly of his late father at his introductory press conference. Ed died in March 2011. “I believe he'd be proud,” Manning said. “He got me into the game, showed me how to do things. He was someone in his professional career that was a journeyman, played on a lot of different teams. He had to do the dirty work, play the defense, dive on the floor, do all those small things that make teams work. I learned to appreciate that at a very early age. That's one of the biggest compliments I ever heard given a player was someone told my dad, ‘I enjoy playing with you because you made the game easier for me.’ I think that's a wonderful compliment. That's something we want to have as a team. “ Scout.com

March 29, 2012 Updates
May 2, 2011 Updates

As he has matured physically, Motiejunas' game has changed from a perimeter-based offense to include more of a low-post game, though he is by no means a finished product inside. He can score, especially on the wings, and displays point-forward skills as a passer; one personnel man compared him with former Clippers forward Danny Manning (though another personnel guy strongly disagreed with that notion). But scouts remain concerned about several aspects of his game. "He doesn't really love basketball," a Central Division executive says. "He doesn't seem to appear to like to do anything that's even a little difficult. That scares you a little bit. The only thing he gets an excellent on is offensive rebounding and putbacks, and that's because he's doing it against midgets." NBA.com

March 4, 2011 Updates

Former Kansas men’s basketball assistant coach Ed Manning, father of current assistant coach Danny Manning, died Friday morning in at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Ed Manning, who battled a long-standing heart condition, was 68. “This is a huge loss for our family and the Jayhawk family,” Danny Manning said. “Many people have already reached out to us in such a short period and we are very grateful for all the thoughts, well wishes and prayers for my father and for us.” Manning played basketball collegiately at Jackson State in Jackson, Miss. He then played professionally in the NBA, ABA and overseas. KUAthletics.com

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