AP source: Wake eyes Manning

4/3/2014

By JOEDY McCREARY

By JOEDY McCREARY

AP Sports Writer

Tulsa coach Danny Manning toured the Wake Forest campus Wednesday, said a person familiar with the situation.

The person said Manning has interviewed for the job and the Demon Deacons have "significant interest" in making him their men's basketball coach.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school is not commenting publicly about its search for Jeff Bzdelik's successor.

The former All-American at Kansas has ties to central North Carolina: he attended high school in Greensboro before moving to Lawrence as a senior.

Manning led the Jayhawks to the 1988 national championship and played 15 years in the NBA.

He is 38-29 in two seasons at Tulsa and last month led the Golden Hurricane to the Conference USA tournament title and an NCAA tournament berth.

He joined Kansas' staff in 2003 and was promoted to assistant coach in 2006.

before earning his first head coaching position with the Golden Hurricane in 2012.

This year's Tulsa team earned a No. 13 seed in the NCAA tournament and lost to UCLA in its postseason opener.

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