TU's Danny Manning Accepts Wake Forest Deal

The University of Tulsa's head basketball coach has officially accepted a position at Wake Forest.

Danny Manning's decision was announced Friday morning after reports surfaced that he had been meeting with Wake Forest this week. Manning has spent the past two seasons with TU's basketball team.

"We are very pleased to welcome Danny Manning to Wake Forest," Athletics Director Ron Wellman stated. "There have been very few players who have had as much success on the court as Danny. He has played for and worked under a number of legendary coaches and he has been successful in his coaching career. We fully expect that Danny's coaching career will reflect the excellence of his playing career."

Manning will replace Jeff Bzdelik, who was forced to resign earlier in the month. KTUL reported earlier this week that Manning traveled to Wake Forest on Wednesday after meeting with Wellman in Indianapolis.

"I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of the history and tradition of Wake Forest," Manning stated. "I am extremely humbled by this honor and look forward to being the head coach and competing for championships both on and off the court."