Reports: Danny Manning to join Mark Turgeon’s coaching staff at Maryland

Tulsa coach Danny Manning, center, talks to players during a timeout against UCLA in a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Diego.

According to multiple reports, including one from 247 Sports Maryland site InsideMDSports and another from The Baltimore Sun, KU legend Danny Manning is joining Mark Turgeon’s coaching staff at Maryland.

Manning and Turgeon were teammates at KU for three seasons, from 1984-87.

Manning will take over for former Maryland assistant DeAndre Haynes, who recently left the program to join Shaka Smart at Marquette.

Manning was on the Kansas staff in various roles from 2003-12 and he left KU for head coaching gigs at Tulsa and Wake Forest.

Fired by Wake Forest after the 2019-20 season, Manning spent the past season working as an ESPN college basketball analyst.

He was 78-111 during his time at Wake Forest and 38-29 in two seasons at Tulsa.

Manning spent this past season as an analyst at ESPN after Wake Forest parted ways with him following a 13-18 year with the Demon Deacons in 2019-20. His impending hire was reported last week by InsideMDSports.

Manning’s ability to develop big men dates back to his time at KU, where he worked with several future pros including Thomas Robinson, Marcus and Markieff Morris, Darrell Arthur, Sasha Kaun, Cole Aldrich, Jeff Withey and more.

While at Wake, he helped current Atlanta Hawks standout John Collins develop into a first-round pick.

There had been some hope among the Kansas fan base that Manning would return to KU after Jerrance Howard left for an assistant coaching position at Texas. But Kansas coach Bill Self quickly filled the role in-house with Jeremy Case for the short term and said at the time that he was in no hurry to fill the position permanently and could go well into the summer before doing so.


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