Report: Manning Joins KU Staff

Kansas fan-favorite Danny Manning lands on the KU staff.

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Danny Manning, one of the greatest players in Kansas basketball history, has returned to Lawrence to take the position of Director of Student-Athlete Development/Team Manager with the KU men's basketball program, Jayhawk head coach Bill Self announced on Friday.

" We are all so excited to formally announce that Danny is going to be part of our basketball program," Self said. "Danny and I have had numerous discussions since my hiring in late April about various positions, including coaching positions. At this point in time, Danny is going to come back -- not in a coaching capacity -- but as a mentor and counselor to our student-athletes, and also to serve in a similar capacity to that of our team managers. This completes what I think to be an unbelievable staff, and it also allows Danny to be around our basketball program on a daily basis and determine in the future if he does want to pursue a career in coaching."

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