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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Manning named Tulsa head coach

AP

NEW ORLEANS — Danny Manning's last game as a player at Kansas ended with a national title. He hopes his last game as an assistant coach for the Jayhawks does, too.

Manning has agreed to become the head coach of Tulsa, joining Barry Hinson as the second assistant from coach Bill Self's staff to announce their departure during the week of the Final Four. Both coaches will assume their new duties after Kansas is done in New Orleans. The Jayhawks play Ohio State in the national semifinals Saturday.

"Right now my focus is on Kansas and its participation in the Final Four," Manning said in a statement released by Tulsa on Thursday. "We've worked extremely hard to get to this point, and we want to keep it going for another few days."

Manning takes over for Doug Wojcik, who was fired by Tulsa on March 11 after four 20-win seasons and three postseason appearances, though none in the NCAA tournament.



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