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Danny Manning
Danny Manning
Position: -
Born: 05/17/66
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:233 lbs. / 106.1 kg.
Earnings: $55,945,666 ($91,708,671*)
MM: Speaking of Victor Oladipo, what’s the expectation for him? How much better can he be? Kevin Pritchard: “We challenged him. Victor’s not the kind of kid that when I talk to him wants to hear how great he is. He’s got an internal compass that’s a strong confidence in himself and his abilities. I never worry about that. I don’t worry about his work ethic. I don’t worry about him as a great teammate. Of any player I’ve ever had, whatever his ceiling is, he’s going to get to it. He’s obsessed with becoming a great basketball player. He’s had a helluva off-season. He’ll go through some ups and downs like every player does in this league, but I have faith he’ll bounce back quick. I just think he’ll take the baton of leadership. My challenge to him is this. I played with Larry Bird. He was the best player I had ever played with. Him and Danny Manning in college (at Kansas). And those two had one specific thing that they did that was incredible, and that’s when they stepped on the court the other four players thought they were better. When I played with Larry I was just a little bit better. When I played with Danny, I was just a little bit better. That will be his next growth. He steps on the court and the other four guys go, “I’ve got this guy in my trench? We’re going to be OK tonight.” I don’t want to put it all on him, but good players do for themselves and great players do for others. He’s got the opportunity to do that.”
Storyline: Pacers Front Office
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.”
Wake Forest has offered its men’s basketball coaching vacancy to Tulsa’s Danny Manning, and sources told CBSSports.com on Wednesday that the offer is significant enough that the No. 1 overall pick of the 1988 NBA Draft would have to “leave a lot of money on the table” to remain at Tulsa despite the fact that Tulsa is prepared to counter with a notable raise. Thus, sources said, Manning is leaning toward leaving. “It looks like he’ll go unless the deal falls apart,” one source said.
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.”