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New Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning is 1 of 14 coaches to change jobs

Danny Manning is the new coach at Wake Forest after spending the past two seasons at Tulsa.
Danny Manning is the new coach at Wake Forest after spending the past two seasons at Tulsa.
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Danny Manning became the latest coach on the move when Wake Forest agreed to a deal with the former Kansas Jayhawk star on April 4. Manning spent the past two seasons in the first seat with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Danny Manning agreed to became the new head basketball coach at Wake Forest on April 4.
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"I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of the history and tradition of Wake Forest," Manning said in a statement. "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."

Manning, who replaced Jeff Bzdelik, will be formally introduced at a news conference next week. Bzdelik was 51-76 overall and 17-51 in ACC play in four seasons with the Deamon Deacons.

Manning, 47, guided Tulsa to a 38-29 record and an NCAA tournament appearance in his first two seasons as a head coach. The Golden Hurricane, who tied lost to UCLA in the first round of the NCAA tournament, tied for the top spot in Conference USA with a 13-3 record this season. Tulsa participated in the CBA in 2013.

Prior to joining Tulsa, the 1988 NBA No. 1 draft pick played 15 seasons in the league and was an assistant under Bill Self (2006 to 2012).

13 other coaches have also moved on to head coaching positions already this season. Eight pograms are still looking for a coach and two schools (Delaware State and UC Riverside) have coaches with interim tags. The interim coaches are Keith Walker -- Delaware St. and Dennis Cutts– UC Riverside.

Nine schools are still looking for a head coach in 2014-15.

The other 13 coaches changing places are as follows:

Bruce Pearl: The 54-year old Pearl replaces Tony Barbee at Auburn. Pearl is 462-145 in 19 seasons a head coach overall and 232-99 in 10 seasons at a Milwaukee and Tennessee.

Jim Christian: Christian was selected by Boston College to replace Steve Donahue on April 3. He led Ohio University to a 49-22 record the past two seasons and is 194-153 as a Division I head coach.

Chris Jans: Bowling Green hired Jans, who previously was the associate head coach at Wichita State, to replace Louis Orr. Jans has a dearth of Division I college coaching experience and has a 159-45 record as a head coach at the junior college level.

Russ Pennell: The 53-year old was named by Central Arkansas to replace interim head coach Clarence Finley in early March. Pennell was the interim head coach at Arizona during the 2008-09 season and compiled a 21-1 record. He has also been the head coach at Division-II Grand Canyon University and Phoenix Mercury, where he led the team to the WNBA Finals in 2013. Finley took over the program after former coach Corliss Williamson left the program for Sacramento Kings.

Kelvin Sampson: The 58-year old returns to the college game for the first time since committing since 2008. Sampson, who has spent the past five seasons In the NBA as an assistant, replaces James Dickey at Houston. He has compiled a 496-271 record over 24 seasons as a head coach and has made 13 tournament appearances.

Jason Gardner: IUPUI named the 30-year old former Arizona guard its head coach on April 2. This will be Gardner replaces Todd Howard and the 201-15 season will be his first season as a head coach.

Mike Dunlap: Loyola Marymount hired the 56-year old to replace Max Good. Dunlap spent the 2012-13 season as the head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats and has 11 years of college basketball head coaching experience.

Steve Wojciechowski: Marquette made Wojo the 17th head coach in program history after Buzz Williams bolted for Virginia Tech. Wojchiechowski has spent the past 15 seasons as an assistant coach under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke.

Orlando Antigua: The 41-year old collegiate with South Florida after replacing Stan Heath. Antigua has been an assistant at Kentucky, Memphis and Pittsburgh as well as the head coach of the Dominican Republic National Team.

Heath Stroyer: Stroyer has been given another shot at being a Division I head coach by Tennessee-Martin. He was previously a head coach at Portland State and Wyoming, where he compiled a 84-115 record. He replaces Jason James.

Kevin Keatts:The former Louisville Cardinal assistant gets his first Division I head coaching gig with UNC-Wilmington. He replaces Buzz Pederson.Mike Rhoades: Rice has given Rhoades his first shot as a Division I head coach after serving as an assistant at VCU since 2009. Rhodes, who replaces Ben Braun, compiled a 197-76 record at Randolph-Macon from 1999-2009.

Buzz Williams: Virginia Tech lured the 41-year old away from Marquette after taking the Golden Eagles to five straight NCAA tournament appearances (2008-13). Williams, who replaces James Johnson, went 139-69 with Marquette and is 153-86 overall in seven seasons.

Ernie Kent: The 59-year old was selected by Washington State to replace the fired Ken Bone. Kent, who served as a commentator for the Pac-12 network, has a 325-254 record as a head coach,

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