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    Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    Always thought he would stay at Kansas - will be interesting to see how he does as a head coach.

    NCAA Men's Basketball: NCAA BB Sports News at wabc

    Danny Manning agrees to be coach at Tulsa, sources say - ESPN



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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    That's a huge loss for Kansas.



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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    As a player, DM never won at Hilton. Just sayin'.


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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    huge loss for kansas no doubt but in the long run probably good for them. he can go get head coaching experience somewhere else. If Self ever leaves for the NBA Danny can step in with experience.



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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    Quote Originally Posted by kcclones View Post
    huge loss for kansas no doubt but in the long run probably good for them. he can go get head coaching experience somewhere else. If Self ever leaves for the NBA Danny can step in with experience.
    Manning is huge in Kansas nation, but i don't think the bball program will blink an eye they are much bigger then an assistant coach. The real question is how this risk will work at Tulsa. Could be an absolute steal or a disaster, flip a coin.



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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclo120 View Post
    Manning is huge in Kansas nation, but i don't think the bball program will blink an eye they are much bigger then an assistant coach. The real question is how this risk will work at Tulsa. Could be an absolute steal or a disaster, flip a coin.
    I agree this will not affect KU in the slightest way. Self has these guys rolling and that isn't going to change because of DM.

    Also, I don't see any reason why Self would leave KU. He could easily become a Coach K type guy if he stays there for 20 years. He's young, he's as good of a coach as there is in the country, and he's a a program where he'll always be able to recruit.



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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    Also, I don't see any reason why Self would leave KU. He could easily become a Coach K type guy if he stays there for 20 years. He's young, he's as good of a coach as there is in the country, and he's a a program where he'll always be able to recruit.
    Self's on pace to become the winningest coach ever with everything he's got at KU, but coaches make seemingly strange employment decisions sometimes. E.g., Frank Martin to SC, Johnny Orr to ISU, Tubby Smith to Minnesota, Steve Alford to New Mexico, McDoormat to Creighton, Matt Painter almost coming to Missery, etc. There was even some serious talk about Self himself going to his alma mater (Okie State) after he won the championship in 2008. Nothing is a given.



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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    McDermott to Creighton was all about getting back to his comfort zone....he felt the heat coming on his seat...Strange it was not



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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    That's a tall loss for Kansas.


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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    Surprising, I thought he'd have a shot at KSU or Illinois. Why go to Tulsa when there are so many better jobs still open.



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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    He was due for a head coaching job. I think he will be okay



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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Surprising, I thought he'd have a shot at KSU or Illinois. Why go to Tulsa when there are so many better jobs still open.
    I doubt you can go to Kansas someday if you go to Kansas State.


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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostrem00 View Post
    McDermott to Creighton was all about getting back to his comfort zone....he felt the heat coming on his seat...Strange it was not
    The strange part in that hiring was Creighton offering him the job. Taking it was indeed a no brainer.



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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclo120 View Post
    Manning is huge in Kansas nation, but i don't think the bball program will blink an eye they are much bigger then an assistant coach. The real question is how this risk will work at Tulsa. Could be an absolute steal or a disaster, flip a coin.
    Why do you think it will be an extreme? Isn't Manning following a standard progression through the coaching ranks?



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    Re: Danny Manning to Tulsa?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I doubt you can go to Kansas someday if you go to Kansas State.



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