Wake Forest fires Danny Manning

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Wake Forest fires Danny Manning

Post by bhoovy » April 25th, 2020, 9:33 am

Poor guy is let go and only given a mere 15 million as as a severance pay.

Wouldn’t doubt to see him back in Lawrence.

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Post by tmcats » April 25th, 2020, 9:59 am

Wake Forest’s first-round loss in the ACC tournament that was eventually canceled earlier this month finalized Manning’s record at 78-111 as coach of Wake Forest. The Deacons went 30-80 in the ACC in the last six seasons, never finishing better than 10th ... The length of the deal was never announced, though Jeff Goodman — then of ESPN — reported that the contract ran through the 2024-25 season. Goodman reported during the 2018-19 season that the buyout figure was $18 million, though that has never been confirmed or denied by Wake Forest.

https://www.journalnow.com/sports/colle ... 17db0.html

The titular character from the “Danny and the Miracles” Kansas team that won the 1988 national championship, Manning’s hire brought him back to the Triad — he attended high school in Greensboro before moving to Lawrence, Kan., for his senior season after his father was hired at Kansas.

Wake Forest went 22-39 in Manning’s first two seasons at the helm, including a 1-15 skid to end his second season.

That was followed with Manning’s only winning season in Winston-Salem, a 19-14 season in 2016-17 that culminated in reaching the First Four, where Wake Forest lost 95-88 to Kansas State.

What was once seen as an ahead-of-schedule rebuilding effort collapsed in the three subsequent seasons. Back-to-back 11-20 seasons, and this year’s 13-18 slog, made the winning season in 2016-17 seem a distant memory.
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Post by tmcats » April 25th, 2020, 10:23 am

maybe john currie will raid the sec and bring the gamecock's coach to winston-salem. :lol:
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Post by ToledoCat#3 » April 25th, 2020, 2:27 pm

Manning just never seemed to have coaching fire in his belly. Probably 'cause he had too my moolah in his pocket.

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Post by Kid In the Hall » April 25th, 2020, 4:35 pm

Odd timing... Why wait a month after the season was over?
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Post by Horses_n_Hoops » April 25th, 2020, 6:12 pm

I was super surprised when I saw this. The buyout was huge, and with such little coaching turnover due to Corona I would have figured he got another year, maybe even two.

Heard the candidate pool is Ryan Odom, Steve Forbes, Wes Miller and Pat Kelsey. Only two the really excite me are Forbes and Miller. Forbes I think can hold out another year for a better job, and Miller has a likely high buyout at UNCG, and he might leave in a few years to take the UNC job.

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Post by KsJoey » April 25th, 2020, 8:03 pm

Danny is a hell of a bigman coach, maybe the best. Will be interesting to see where he lands, but hopefully not down the river again as an assistant.

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Post by pulitzerdave » April 25th, 2020, 8:10 pm

Maybe we can hire him!

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