Danny Manning officially part of University of Tulsa basketball

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- It didn't take long for Danny Manning to realize the lineage he was joining when he got hired as Tulsa's new basketball coach.

In the coaches' locker room that he'll now occupy, the former NBA All-Star noticed the pictures of Nolan Richardson, Tubby Smith and Bill Self -- all three who went on to win national championships after their time coaching the Golden Hurricane.

Manning was formally introduced as Tulsa's new coach Wednesday, two days after wrapping up his tenure as a Kansas assistant coach when the Jayhawks lost to Kentucky in the national championship game.

Manning says he plans for the Golden Hurricane to play up-tempo, with a motion offense and pressure man-to-man defense that shouldn't give up easy baskets.

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