Danny Manning

Basketball Player

Daniel Ricardo "Danny" Manning is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He is an assistant basketball coach at his alma mater, the University of Kansas Jayhawks. Manning won the National Championship with the Jayhawks in 1988 as a player, and again on the coaching staff in 2008. He is the son of former NBA player Ed Manning.… Read More

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  • Wake Forest Coach And Former Nba Star Danny Manning Still Trying To Sell In Kansas
    Fox News - Feb 19, 2016
  • David Fontana: The Washington Lawyer Nominee
    The Huffington Post - Apr 12, 2013
  • Kansas Star Announces Huge Decision
    Huffington Post Sports - Apr 09, 2013
  • Breaking Down The Bracket
    Huffington Post - Mar 18, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Danny Manning.


1966 Birth Born on May 17, 1966.


He won the National Championship with the Jayhawks in 1988 as a player, and again on the coaching staff in 2008. … Read More
1989 23 Years Old 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.
1992 26 Years Old 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. … Read More
1994 28 Years Old On February 24, 1994, Manning was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for Dominique Wilkins and a first-round draft pick.


1996 30 Years Old Continuing knee problems forced Manning to become a part-time player in 1996 after he had undergone two more surgeries.
1997 31 Years Old 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. … Read More
1999 33 Years Old 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. … Read More
2003 37 Years Old 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.


2006 40 Years Old 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. … Read More
2010 44 Years Old 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. … Read More
2012 46 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
2014 48 Years Old On April 4, 2014, Manning agreed to become the head coach at Wake Forest University.
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