Kansas appoints Manning to men's basketball staff

Updated: August 29, 2003, 10:45 PM ET

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Former Kansas star Danny Manning will be the director of student-athlete development/team manager of the school's men's basketball program.

First-year coach Bill Self made the announcement Friday.

Manning, the leading scorer and rebounder in Kansas history, is also the eighth-leading scorer in NCAA history. He was the MOP of the Final Four in 1988 after leading the Jayhawks to a national championship.

Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the first overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft, Manning recently concluded a 15-year pro career in which he averaged 14.0 points and 5.2 rebounds with seven teams. The two-time NBA All-Star won the league's Sixth Man Award in 1998.

Manning, 37, lives in Lawrence with his wife, son and daughter.

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