Who is Danny Manning? Bio, Age, Wiki, Net Worth, Relationship, Wife, Height

Who is Danny Manning?

Danny Manning is a well-known former professional basketball player and college basketball coach from the United States. Manning has been a member of the NBA for about 14 years and has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career.

Some of his accomplishments include 2x NBA All-Star, NBA Sixth Man of the Year, 3x Big Eight Player of the Year, and so on. Danny is a key scorer for his alma mater, Kansas University.

Before retiring, he played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, and Detroit Pistons, among others.

Similarly, after retiring, he worked as an assistant and head coach for colleges such as Kansas, Tulsa, and Wake Forest University.

Relationship Details, Danny Manning is Married?

Jullie Manning is Danny’s wife. Manning has tried to keep much of his personal life private. As a result, little is known about his married life and his wife.

The couple is the parents of two children. Evan Manning, Danny’s son, was a basketball player at his father’s alma mater, Kansas. Evan worked as a graduate assistant at Gonzaga University after graduating from college.

Danny’s daughter Taylor Manning was also a Kansas University athlete. She played volleyball on the team.

Quick facts about Danny Manning

Full Name Daniel Ricardo Manning
Birth Date May 17th, 1966
Birth Place Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Age 56 years old
Nickname Danny
Religion Not Available
Nationality American

Danny Manning: Early Life, Age, Wiki, Parents, Ethnicity

Danny Manning, a former NBA player, and current basketball coach was born on May 17, 1966, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to proud parents Ed Manning and Darnelle Manning.

Danny’s father, Edward R. Manning, aka Ed Manning, was also a professional basketball player in the United States. Following his playing career, he worked as a college and NBA assistant coach. On March 4, 2011, he passed away.

When it comes to Danny’s academic achievements, he attended Page High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. Danny attended Lawrence High School after his father, Edward, relocated to Lawrence, Kansas.

Following a successful high school career, the basketball coach enrolled at the University of Kansas for further studies.

Furthermore, there is no more information about Danny and his siblings’ childhood memories. The reader will be kept up to date as soon as new information is discovered.

Education, Schooling, University

There is no information about his education and schooling.

Professional Career, (Professional Basketball Player)

College Life

Manning played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks. Danny was a senior on the team that won the NCAA championship in 1988. Furthermore, he graduated as the all-time leading rebounder and scorer in college.

Similarly, Manning became the Big Eight Conference’s all-time leading scorer with 2,951 career points. As college player of the year, he also received the John R. Wooden Award, the Naismith College Player of the Year Award, and the Eastman Award.

Due to his single-handed striking performance and the team’s unremarkable record in the tournament, Danny recorded 18 rebounds, 31 points, two blocked shots, and five steals while playing against Oklahoma in the 1988 NCAA Final; the 1988 Jayhawks team was dubbed “Danny and the Miracles.”

In addition, he was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player for his efforts. He was also named Big Eight Player of the Decade and a two-time All-American.

Manning was also the 12th all-time leading scorer in NCAA Basketball history.

Professional Development

Manning was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1988 NBA draft. Danny appeared in only 26 games as a rookie.

He had to have arthroscopic knee surgery after his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) was torn.

Danny did, however, return for the 1989-1990 season. Furthermore, 1992-1993 was his most productive NBA season.

During that season, he averaged 22.8 points per game. The NBA selected him for the All-Star Game because of his impressive stats.

The Atlanta Hawks

On February 24, 1994, the Los Angeles Clippers traded Danny to the Atlanta Hawks. Danny was an NBA All-Star in 1993 and 1994 while playing for the Atlanta Hawks.

Furthermore, Danny’s ongoing knee problems forced him to play only part-time in the 1996 season after undergoing two more surgeries.


The Phoenix Suns

Furthermore, while playing for the Phoenix Suns, Danny was the best reserve player in the NBA, winning the Sixth Man Award in 1997-1998.

Similarly, Danny is known for being the first NBA player to return to the court after three reconstructive surgeries on both knees.

Manning played for Phoenix Suns head coaches Cotton Fitzsimmons, Scott Skiles, Danny Ainge, and Paul Westphal.

The Years Leading Up to Retirement

Danny was traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Orlando Magic before the 1999-2000 season, and then by the Orlando Magic to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Furthermore, Danny spent the last three years of his basketball career with the famous NBA teams Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz, and Dallas Mavericks.

Danny provided important scoring off the bench while representing the Utah Jazz. The Utah Jazz qualified for the 2001 NBA Playoffs thanks to his 7.4 point and 2.6 rebounds per game average.

Danny played for Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan while in Utah. Similarly, in 2001, he went to play for Hall of Fame coach Don Nelson of the Dallas Mavericks.

Manning’s NBA career came to an end in 2003, when he was a member of the Detroit Pistons under head coach Rick Carlisle.

Coaching Profession

Coach’s Assist

Manning began working as the student-athlete development director at the University of Kansas after announcing his retirement. He was also a team manager for coach Bill Self.

He was also promoted to assistant coach at the end of the 2006-2007 season. He quickly became an important member of the college team’s coaching staff.

Danny rose to prominence as a big men coach while working as an assistant coach at Kansas University. He coached 12 NBA draft picks and numerous All-American recruits.

Danny also played for Kansas for nine years and was a part of two Final Fours, one NCAA national championship, eight Big 12 regular-season conference titles, five NCAA Elite Eight appearances, 269 career victories, and five Big 12 tournament championships.

Coach in Charge

On April 4, 2012, Danny was named head coach at the University of Tulsa. During his first year as Golden Hurricane’s head coach, the team went 17-16 overall.

Tulsa was ranked fifth in the country in terms of experience, but Manning helped the team improve on their previous record, and the team quickly rose to become the C-USA regular-season leader.

In addition, the team won the conference tournament and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2003.

Manning was named Conference USA Coach of the Year in 2014 while representing Tusla.

Wake Forest’s head coach

Furthermore, on April 4, 2014, Danny was named head coach at Wake Forest University. He oversaw 14 players who went on to play professionally, including NBA players John Collins and Jaylen Hoard.

During his tenure at Wake Forest, the team rose to the top ten in offensive efficiency. Danny was named Skip Prosser Man of the Year at the end of the same season.

Furthermore, Wake Forest officials fired Danny on April 25th, 2020, because they desired a change in their head coaching position.

Danny stated during his dismissal-


According to reports, Danny signed a six-year contract extension with Wake Forest in 2017, and after his dismissal, he owes the university more than $15 million.

International Career Opportunities

Manning has experience with the USA national team as both an athlete and a coach. He was a member of the all-amateur USA national basketball team that competed in the Summer Olympics in 1988.

Danny also served as a court coach for the 2014 USA Men’s U18 National Team training camp. During that year, the team won the Gold Medal.

Similarly, Danny served on the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup team, and in 2018, he was a member of the coaching staff for the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship’s U18 team.

Net Worth, Salary, Assets

Manning has been a successful NBA player for a long time. Furthermore, following his retirement, he has served as a coach for several well-known college teams. In addition, he has international experience as both a coach and an athlete.

There are no sources that provide information about his salary or net worth.


Rumors and Controversy

Talking about his rumors and controversy, he has not been in any part of rumors as well as controversy to date.

What is the Height of Danny Manning? Weight, Full Body Status

Height 6’ 10” (2.08 m)
Weight 125 kgs (275 lbs)
Build Athletic
Shoe Size Not Available
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black

Social Media Accounts

Instagram– 3k Followers 

Twitter– 30.2k Followers

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