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Report: Danny Manning will be Wake Forest’s next coach

Apr 4, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

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Tulsa coach Danny Manning has accepted an offer to become the new head coach for Wake Forest, according to multiple reports.

Manning visited the campus earlier this week after meeting with Athletic Director Ron Wellman in Indianapolis. He had spent the past two seasons as the head coach of Tulsa, who he led to the NCAA tournament this past season. They lost to No. 4 UCLA in the opening round.

Manning went to high school in North Carolina before leading Kansas to the 1988 national title and becoming the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.

He will be replacing Jeff Bzdelik at Wake Forest, who went just 51-76 overall and 17-51 in the ACC in his four forgettable seasons in Winston-Salem.

  1. annapterp - Apr 4, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Good hire. This may just give Wake a fighting chance again in the ACC.

  2. florida727 - Apr 4, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    I don’t know much about Manning as a coach. Anyone got any insights? Obviously a heck of a player, but that doesn’t always translate to coaching. Hope it does for his sake. Seems like a good guy by all acounts. WF fans are probably pretty excited.

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