It took a lot longer than anyone expected, but Danny Manning is finally in the ACC: decades after his sensational high school career, and after Manning moved with his family to Lawrence, Kansas for his senior year, he's in the ACC but as a coach rather than a player: Manning replaces Jeff Bzdelik as the head man at Wake Forest.
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He built a nice reputation as a big man coach under Bill Self at Kansas and in his two years at Tulsa he went from barely over .500 to 21-13 and tied for first.
We don't know what kind of coach he will ultimately be, but you can say this about Manning: there aren't many guys at any size who understand the game better than he did as a player.
We'll have more as it develops.
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