Daniel Ricardo 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 Wake Forest. Manning played high school basketball at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas, college basketball at The University of Kansas, and played in the NBA for 14 years. 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. He is the all-time leading scorer in Kansas basketball history with 2,951 points; the closest player to his point total, Nick Collison, is 854 points behind.
Manning in 2015
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons|
|League||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Born||May 17, 1966|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|NBA draft||1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers|
|Number||5, 6, 15, 25|
|1988–1994||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2003–2006||Kansas (team manager)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
As assistant coach:
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||12,367 (14.0 ppg)|
|Assists||2,063 (2.3 apg)|
|Steals||1,000 (1.1 spg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
|College Basketball Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 2008
When Ed Manning became an assistant coach at the University of Kansas prior to Manning's senior year, the family moved to Lawrence, Kansas and Manning attended Lawrence High School, where as a senior he was named Kansas Player of the Year. While in Lawrence High, Manning played alongside future United States federal judge Sri Srinivasan.
Manning led the Jayhawks to the 1988 NCAA title as a senior, leaving KU as its all-time leading scorer and rebounder. He was also the all-time leading scorer in Big Eight Conference history 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 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 KU's unremarkable 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 against all-professional Soviet and Yugoslavian teams 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."
Manning was drafted with the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1988 NBA draft, and spent 15 seasons 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. On February 24, 1994, Manning was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for Dominique Wilkins and a first-round draft pick.
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, Amar'e Stoudemire, Greg Oden and Derrick Rose).
Manning was traded to the Orlando Magic along with Pat Garrity and a conditional first-round draft pick for Anfernee Hardaway in 1999, and was subsequently traded to the Milwaukee Bucks with Dale Ellis in exchange for Armen Gilliam and Chris Gatling prior to the start of the 1999–2000 season. He spent the final three years of his career with the Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, and Detroit Pistons.
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. In his role as KU assistant coach, Manning worked with the Jayhawk big men and earned a reputation as one of the best coaches of big men in the country. He coached 12 NBA draft picks, including eight first round selections. Kansas bigs among those NBA draft picks during his tenure included Wayne Simien, Julian Wright, Darrell Arthur, Darnell Jackson, Sasha Kaun, Cole Aldrich, twins Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris, Thomas Robinson and Jeff Withey. Manning recruited two McDonald's High School All-Americans, including 2010 NBA first-round draft pick and Oklahoman Xavier Henry. He also coached two Academic All-Americans – Cole Aldrich and Tyrel Reed. Aldrich was selected as the 2010 Academic All-America of the Year for men's basketball. He spent a total of nine years on the staff at Kansas.
On April 4, 2012, Manning was officially announced as Tulsa's head coach. In his first year, the Golden Hurricane posted a 17–16 overall record and an 8–8 mark in Conference USA play, finishing fifth in the league's regular season. With the fifth-least-experienced team in the nation in 2012–13 and battling injuries all season, TU advanced to the semifinals of the Conference USA Championship and played in the CBI postseason tournament. Two Hurricane players, James Woodard and D'Andre Wright, were selected to the C-USA All-Freshman Team. Tulsa improved their record to 21–13 in Manning's 2nd year, while going 13 – 3 in Conference play. Tulsa subsequently emerged as the C-USA regular season leader, and won the Conference tournament to advance onto a NCAA tournament berth for the first time since 2003. The Golden Hurricane lost in the second round to the UCLA Bruins 76–59.
|Tulsa Golden Hurricane (Conference USA) (2012–2014)|
|2012–13||Tulsa||17–16||8–8||6th||CBI First Round|
|2013–14||Tulsa||21–13||13–3||T–1st||NCAA Division I Round of 64|
|Tulsa:||38–29 (.567)||21–11 (.656)|
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2014–present)|
|2016–17||Wake Forest||19–14||9–9||10th||NCAA Division I First Four|
|Wake Forest:||65–93 (.411)||24–66 (.267)|
Postseason invitational champion
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, while his daughter, Taylor, is a member of the Kansas volleyball team. Manning was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on November 23, 2008. In addition to his College Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement, in June 2008 Manning was named to the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame for his early high school career at Page High School in North Carolina. He is also a member of the Lawrence (Kan.) High School Hall of Fame.
An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and typically referred to as "All-American athletes", or simply "All-Americans". Although the honorees generally do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in U.S. team sports to refer to players who are selected by members of the national media. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889. The 1986 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans are honorary lists that include All-American selections from the Associated Press (AP), the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), and United Press International (UPI) for the 1985–86 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. All selectors chose at least a first and second 5-man team. The AP and UPI chose third teams, while NABC selected a fourth team as well; AP also lists honorable mention selections.
The Consensus 1986 College Basketball All-American team is determined by aggregating the results of the four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the different All-American teams.1987 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans
The Consensus 1987 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.1987–88 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team
The 1987–88 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas for the NCAA Division I men's intercollegiate basketball season of 1987–1988. The team won the 1987–1988 NCAA Division I men's basketball championship, the second in the school's history. They were led by Larry Brown in his fifth and final season as head coach. Their star player, Danny Manning, earned the team the nickname "Danny and the Miracles" because of the Jayhawks' improbable tournament run after an 11-loss season, the most ever by a national champion. The team played its home games in Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. In the last three games of the NCAA tournament, the Jayhawks avenged their three home losses to Kansas State, Duke, and Oklahoma.1987–88 NCAA Division I men's basketball season
The 1987–88 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began in November 1987 and ended with the Final Four in Kansas City, Missouri on April 4, 1988.1988 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Game
The 1988 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Game was the final round of the 1988 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and determined the national champion for the 1987–88 NCAA Division I men's basketball season The 1988 National Title Game was played on April 4, 1988 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. The 1988 National Title Game was played between the 1988 Southeast Regional Champions, #1-seeded Oklahoma and the 1988 Midwest Regional Champions, #6-seeded Kansas.1988 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
The 1988 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 17, 1988, and ended with the championship game on April 4 returning to Kansas City, Missouri for the 10th time. A total of 63 games were played.
Kansas, coached by Larry Brown, won the national title with an 83–79 victory in the final game over Big Eight Conference rival Oklahoma, coached by Billy Tubbs. As of 2018, this was the last national championship game to feature two schools from the same conference. Danny Manning of Kansas was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Even though the Final Four was contested only 40 miles from its campus in Lawrence, Kansas, Kansas was considered a long shot against the top rated Sooners because Oklahoma had previously easily defeated the Jayhawks twice that season—at home in Norman, Oklahoma and on the road in Kansas' Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas's upset was the third biggest point-spread upset in Championship Game history. After this upset, the 1988 Kansas team was remembered as "Danny and the Miracles."1988 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans
The Consensus 1988 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.1992–93 Los Angeles Clippers season
The 1992–93 NBA season was the Clippers' 23rd season in the National Basketball Association, and their 9th season in Los Angeles. Prior to the start of the season, the Clippers acquired Mark Jackson from the New York Knicks, second-year center Stanley Roberts from the Orlando Magic, and signed free agents Kiki Vandeweghe and Hot Plate Williams. After losing their first three games, the Clippers played solid basketball winning 12 of their next 16 games. Danny Manning led them in scoring again with 22.8 points per game, and was selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game. The Clippers finished fourth in the Pacific Division with a 41–41 record, making their second consecutive playoff appearance. However, in the first round of the playoffs, they lost to the Houston Rockets in five games. Following the season, Larry Brown resigned and left to take a coaching job with the Indiana Pacers, Ken Norman signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks, and Vandeweghe retired.
The Clippers would not make the playoffs again until 1997.1993–94 Atlanta Hawks season
The 1993–94 NBA season was the Hawks' 45th season in the National Basketball Association, and 26th season in Atlanta. In the offseason, Michael Jordan shocked the NBA by announcing his retirement. This meant that various teams in the league had an opportunity to contend for a championship. The Hawks hired Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens as their new head coach. Wilkens was a star guard for the franchise when it was based in St. Louis in the 1960s. Wilkens was quickly moving up the all-time coaching wins list after successful runs with the Seattle SuperSonics and Cleveland Cavaliers. Wilkens employed a defensive system which benefited several members of the team. The team also signed free agents Craig Ehlo and Andrew Lang during the offseason.
The Hawks got off to a slow start losing four of their first five games, but then went on a 14-game winning streak as they held a 34–13 record before the All-Star break. Despite being in first place in the East, the Hawks would trade franchise leading scorer Dominique Wilkins to the Los Angeles Clippers for All-Star forward Danny Manning on February 24. By the end of the season, the Hawks finished first overall in the Eastern Conference with a record of 57 wins and 25 losses. Mookie Blaylock was named to the NBA All-Defensive Team, and was also selected for the 1994 NBA All-Star Game along with Wilkins, and Coach of The Year, Lenny Wilkens coaching the Eastern Conference.In the playoffs, the Hawks defeated the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in five games after trailing 2–1, but lost to the 5th-seeded Indiana Pacers four games to two in the semifinals. Following the season, Manning signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Phoenix Suns, Duane Ferrell signed with the Indiana Pacers, and second-year forward Adam Keefe was traded to the Utah Jazz.1993–94 Los Angeles Clippers season
The 1993–94 NBA season was the Clippers' 24th season in the National Basketball Association, and their 10th season in Los Angeles. In the offseason, the Clippers signed free agent Mark Aguirre. Under new head coach Bob Weiss, the Clippers played slightly under .500, but later on struggled posting a 7-game losing streak between December and January. At midseason, the Clippers traded Danny Manning, who was selected for the 1994 NBA All-Star Game to the Atlanta Hawks for All-Star forward Dominique Wilkins, while Aguirre was released. The team also signed undrafted rookies Bo Outlaw and Harold Ellis during the season. Wilkins averaged 29.1 points per game in 25 games for the team. However, the Clippers would lose 14 of their final 16 games and finish last place in the Pacific Division with a 27–55 record.
Following the season, Wilkins signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Boston Celtics, team captain Ron Harper signed with the Chicago Bulls, Mark Jackson was traded to the Indiana Pacers, Weiss was fired as coach, and Hot Plate Williams was released after serving a season half suspension due to continuing weight problems.1999–2000 Milwaukee Bucks season
The 1999–2000 NBA season was the Bucks' 32nd season in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Bucks acquired Danny Manning and re-acquired Dale Ellis from the Orlando Magic. With Sam Cassell playing a full season after missing most of the lockout season due to injury, the Bucks played above .500 in the first half of the season. However, they struggled in February posting a 3–9 record as Ellis was traded to the Charlotte Hornets. With less than a month to go, the Bucks playoff chances appeared bleak as they had a 32–37 record in late March. However, down the stretch, they won 10 of their final 13 games to sneak into the playoffs as the #8 seed in the Eastern Conference, finishing fifth in the Central Division with a 42–40 record. Ray Allen and Glenn Robinson were both selected for the 2000 NBA All-Star Game.
However, in the first round of the playoffs, they would lose 3–2 to the top-seeded Indiana Pacers. Following the season, Manning signed as a free agent with the Utah Jazz, Vinny Del Negro was traded to the Golden State Warriors, and second-year forward Robert Traylor was dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers.2013–14 Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball team
The 2013–14 Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball team represented the University of Tulsa during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Golden Hurricane, led by second year head coach Danny Manning, played their home games at the Reynolds Center and were members of Conference USA. They finished the season 21–13, 13–3 in C-USA play to finish in a four way tie for the C-USA regular season championship. They were champions of the C-USA Tournament to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to UCLA.
This was their final year in C-USA as they moved to the American Athletic Conference in July 2014.2014–15 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team
The 2014–15 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represented Wake Forest University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Demon Deacons were led by first-year head coach Danny Manning. The team played home games at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 13–19, 5–11 in ACC play to finish twelfth place. They lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Virginia Tech.Big Eight Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
The Big Eight Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year was an annual basketball award given to the Big Eight Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1956–57 season and concluded after the 1995–96 season (the Big Eight disbanded and was re-formed into the present day Big 12 Conference). From 1960 through 1967 no award was given out. Wayman Tisdale of Oklahoma and Danny Manning of Kansas are the only players to have received the award three times. Manning was also the consensus National Player of the Year in 1988. Six other players won the award twice, last performed by Bryant Reeves of Oklahoma State (1993/95).
Missouri claimed the most winners with eight, followed by Kansas, Kansas State and Oklahoma with seven apiece.Ed Manning
Edward R. Manning (January 2, 1944 – March 4, 2011) was an American professional basketball player and college and NBA assistant coach. He was the father of former NBA player and current college coach Danny Manning.
He played college basketball for the Jackson State University Tigers from 1963 to 1967 and scored 1,610 career points. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Manning was inducted into the Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.He was drafted in the eighth round (80th overall) of the 1967 NBA draft by the Baltimore Bullets. In four NBA seasons with the Bullets, Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers, Manning averaged 5.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. He then played five seasons in the ABA—three with the Carolina Cougars and one each with the New York Americans and Indiana Pacers—averaging 6.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. He later played for several professional European teams.In 1983, he was hired as an assistant basketball coach at the University of Kansas under Larry Brown and was on the staff of the team that won the 1988 national championship. Manning followed Brown to San Antonio in 1988 to serve as an assistant coach for the Spurs, where Brown had been hired as the team's head coach.
Manning later served as a scout for the Spurs. He died from a heart condition at age 67 in Fort Worth, Texas.Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball program is the intercollegiate men's basketball program of the University of Kansas. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I and the team competes in the Big 12 Conference. Kansas is considered one of the most prestigious college basketball programs in the country with 5 overall claimed National Championships (3 NCAA Tournament championships, 2 Helms National Championships), as well being a National Runner-Up six times and having the most conference titles in the nation. Kansas is the all-time consecutive conference titles record holder with 14 consecutive titles, a streak that ran from 2005 through 2018. The Jayhawks also own the NCAA record for most consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances with an active streak of 30 consecutive appearances. Another notable active streak for the Jayhawks is they have been ranked in the AP poll for 200 consecutive polls, a streak that has stretched from of the poll released on February 3, 2009 poll through the poll released on March 11, 2019, which is the longest active streak in the nation. That streak is 21 behind UCLA’s record run of 222 straight from 1966-1980.
The Jayhawks' first coach was the inventor of the game of basketball, James Naismith. Naismith, ironically, is the only coach in Kansas basketball history with a losing record. The Kansas basketball program has produced many notable professional players, including Clyde Lovellette, Wilt Chamberlain, Jo Jo White, Danny Manning, Raef LaFrentz, Paul Pierce, Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich, Mario Chalmers, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid. Politician Bob Dole also played basketball at Kansas. Former players that have gone on to be coaches include Phog Allen, Adolph Rupp, Dean Smith, Dutch Lonborg, and former assistants to go on to be notable coaches include John Calipari, Gregg Popovich, and Bill Self. Mark Turgeon, Jerod Haase, and Danny Manning are all former players and assistant coaches that became head coaches. Allen founded the National Association of Basketball Coaches and, with Lonborg, was an early proponent of the NCAA tournament. Four different Jayhawk head coaches are in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as coaches, Phog Allen, Larry Brown, Roy Williams, and current head coach Bill Self. Three different Division I basketball arenas have been named after former Kansas players, the Dean Smith Center named after Dean Smith at North Carolina, Rupp Arena named after Adolph Rupp at Kentucky, and the Jayhawks own arena Allen Fieldhouse named after Phog Allen.
In 2008, ESPN ranked Kansas second on a list of the most prestigious programs of the modern college basketball era. Kansas currently has the longest streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearances of all-time (30), the longest current streak of consecutive NCAA winning seasons (35), the most winning seasons in Division I history (97), the most non-losing seasons (.500 or better) in NCAA history (100), the most conference championships in Division I history (61), the most consecutive regular season conference titles in Division I (14), the most First Team All Americans in Division I history (22), and the most First Team All American Selections in Division I history (29). As of the last complete season, the program ranks third in Division I all-time winning percentage (.725) and second in Division I all-time wins (2,217).
Since the opening of Allen Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks home arena, in 1955, the Jayhawks have earned a well established home court advantage. Allen Fieldhouse is often considered one of the best home court advantages in college basketball. The Jayhawks have won over 70 percent of their games in Allen Fieldhouse, losing only a little over 100 games in its over 60-year history. Under current head coach Bill Self, the Jayhawks have had three home court winning streaks over 30 games and two streaks that have reached over 50 games. Currently, the Jayhawks have won 20 consecutive games at Allen Fieldhouse. In addition to Allen Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks will frequently play games at the nearby Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. These games, while technically a neutral site, are officially considered home games when they are not a part of a tournament.List of U.S. men's college basketball national player of the year awards
This article lists U.S. men's college basketball national player of the year awards. Several different organizations sponsor an award for the nation's top player.Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball team represents the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The team participates in the American Athletic Conference. The Golden Hurricane hired Frank Haith from Missouri on April 17, 2014 to replace Danny Manning, who had resigned to take the Wake Forest job after the 2013–14 season.The team has long been successful, especially since the hiring of Nolan Richardson in 1980. Many big-name coaches previously worked at Tulsa, like University of Kansas coach Bill Self and Minnesota coach Tubby Smith. The Hurricane have been to the NCAA Tournament 14 times in their history. In addition, they have won two National Invitation Tournaments, in 1981 and 2001, and one CBI tournament. In 2005, Street & Smith's named the University of Tulsa as the 59th best college basketball program of all time.Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represents Wake Forest University in NCAA Division I college basketball and competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Wake Forest made the Final Four in 1962 and through the years, the program has produced many NBA players. The Demon Deacons have won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament four times, in 1961, 1962, 1995, and 1996. Wake Forest's biggest rivalries are with the North Carolina Tar Heels, the Duke Blue Devils and the NC State Wolfpack. The most recent coach is Danny Manning, who was hired on April 4, 2014.
Men's basketball head coaches of the Atlantic Coast Conference