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Kansas' Danny Manning agrees to coach Tulsa

By Dave Skretta

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, March 29 2012 10:25 a.m. MDT

FILE - This is a Nov. 23, 2008 file photo showing Danny Manning at National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, in Kansas City, Mo. A person familiar with the situation says Kansas assistant coach Manning has agreed to become the head coach at Tulsa. Manning will help coach the Jayhawks through the Final Four, according to a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, March 29, 2012, because an official announcement had not been made.

Ed Zurga, File, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Danny Manning, the Kansas assistant and former star for the Jayhawks, has agreed to coach the Tulsa men's basketball team.

Tulsa announced the hire on Thursday. The 46-year-old Manning is in New Orleans, where Kansas will play Ohio State in the NCAA tournament semifinals on Saturday night. He won't join the Golden Hurricane until next week.

Manning has spent nine years on the Kansas staff and has been a full-time assistant since 2007. He won national championships as a player (1988) and assistant (2008).

The school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder takes over for Doug Wojcik, who was fired by Tulsa after failing to make the NCAA tournament in six seasons

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

A person familiar with the situation says Kansas assistant coach Danny Manning has agreed to become the head coach at Tulsa.

CBSSports.com first reported Manning's decision.

Manning will help coach the Jayhawks through the Final Four, according to a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because an official announcement had not been made.

Kansas plays Ohio State in the national semifinals Saturday night.

Manning has spent nine years on the Kansas staff and has been a full-time assistant since 2007, working primarily with the big men.

The school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder takes over for Doug Wojcik, who was fired by Tulsa after failing to make the NCAA tournament in six seasons.

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