LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Danny Manning will become an assistant
coach for the Kansas Jayhawks at the end of the season.
Manning led the Jayhawks to their last national championship in
1988. He's wrapping up his fourth season at Kansas as team manager
and director of student-athlete development.
His promotion fills the vacancy created when Tim Jankovich was
named head coach at Illinois State. Jankovich leaves after Kansas
completes the N-C-double-A tournament.
Both moves were officially announced today, as the Jayhawks
(32-4) traveled to San Jose to prepare for Thursday night's West
Regional semifinal game against Southern Illinois (29-6).
The Los Angeles Clippers made Manning the number-one overall
pick in the 1988 N-B-A draft.
He averaged 14 points in 883 career games and was an N-B-A
All-Star in 1993 and 1994.
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