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Danny Manning, one of the greatest players in Kansas basketball history, is in his third season on the KU men's basketball staff as Director of Student-Athlete Development/Team Manager.
Manning is Kansas' all-time leading scorer and rebounder with 2,951 points and 1,187 boards. The eighth all-time leading scorer in NCAA history was named a consensus first-team All-America selection in 1987 and 1988, the consensus College Player of the Year in 1988 and three-time Big Eight Conference Player of the Year (1986, 1987 and 1988).
Manning was named the 1988 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player en route to leading the Jayhawks to the 1988 national championship. He was also named the MOP of the NCAA Midwest Regional in 1986 and 1987.
Manning earned his bachelor's degree in communications from Kansas in 1991.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, Manning played for seven different teams -- Clippers, Hawks, Suns, Bucks, Jazz, Mavericks and Pistons. He boasts career averages of 14.0 points and 5.2 rebounds per game over his NBA career, spanning 883 total games. Manning was a two-time NBA All-Star (1993 and 1994), and won the league's Sixth Man Award in 1998.
The 39-year old Manning and his wife, Julie, reside in Lawrence with their daughter, Taylor, and their son, Evan.