Danny Manning, one of the best players in Kansas men's basketball history, is leaving his position as a Jayhawks assistant coach to become a head coach at the University of Tulsa, according to ESPN's Neil Everett.
Manning, 45, has been an assistant at Kansas since March 2007 and is finishing his ninth season on the coaching staff. He replaces exiting Tulsa coach Doug Wojcik, who missed the NCAA Tournament for six consecutive seasons and was fired on March 11.
Manning is the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in Kansas history, amassing 2,951 points and 1,187 boards between 1984 and '88. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft and went on to have a 15-year pro career. For the moment, Manning is still an assistant under Bill Self at Kansas -- the Jayhawks play Ohio State in the Final Four on Saturday night.