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Manning coaches Tulsa to NCAA bid with conference title

NCAA Tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY — Before Danny Manning sought a head coaching job, the former Kansas All-American called his college coach, Larry Brown, for a bit of advice.
Manning’s resume was strong. He had won a national title as a player for Brown in 1988, played 15 years in the NBA and had won a national title as an assistant under the Jayhawks’ Bill Self in 2008. He was getting the itch to step out on his own, but wanted Brown’s blessing before proceeding.
Brown, who had a long history with the family and had employed Manning’s father, Ed, as ...

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