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Manning mulling options

April 2, 2014

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— Former Kansas University basketball All-American Danny Manning, currently the head coach at Tulsa, met with Tulsa’s president and athletic director Tuesday afternoon amid reports he is a leading candidate to fill the Wake Forest head coaching vacancy.

“They are very much interested,” Manning told the Tulsa World, referring to Wake officials. He said he had a productive meeting with UT officials.

The World asked Manning when he is expected to make a decision on whether to leave Tulsa after two years.

“When I’m ready,” he said. “I’ll sit down. Turn my phone off. Turn off my email. Visit with my wife and family, and go from there.”

The World reported that TU is prepared to make Manning the first coach in program history to make as much as $1 million annually.

Manning has three seasons remaining on a five-year TU contract signed in 2012.

Also, it has been reported by ESPN that former KU assistant Joe Dooley may be a candidate for the opening at Boston College. He’s completed one year at Florida Gulf Coast.

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