TULSA - The search continues for Danny Manning's replacement, and there may be a new front runner.
2NEWS has learned Florida Gulf Coast head coach Joe Dooley is a serious contender to be the University of Tulsa's men's head basketball coach.
Mercer coach Bob Hoffman, an Oklahoma native, and Louisiana Tech's Michael White have been mentioned as possibilities.
Dooley was head coach at East Carolina from 1995 to 1999. Prior to FGCU, he was an assistant to Bill Self at Kansas.
TU athletic director Derrick Gregg has said he would like to get a new head coach under contract by the end of next week.
Manning resigned April 4 to take the head coaching position at Wake Forest University.