Scott Sutton out of Tulsa coaching job, Danny Manning rumored

TULSA - The search for a new basketball coach at the University of Tulsa has been ongoing for three weeks and may go longer.

But a decision could be announced Monday. 

That decision might very well involve Danny Manning, now the favorite to take over at TU. A name that will most likely not be called: ORU's Scott Sutton.

Sutton told me late Tuesday afternoon he is no longer a candidate for the opening at Tulsa, after being considered a front-runner to replace Doug Wojcik.

"Tulsa is a very good job and I am sure they will find the right fit for the position," Sutton said.

Sutton has spent 12 years at ORU and is now a candidate for the opening at Kansas State.

With the departure of Sutton from the TU coaching derby, one has to speculate he knows something.

According to three different sources, Kansas assistant coach Danny Manning is at the top of the list.

His name recognition alone would bring TU a marketable and well-known entity to the fold.

However, Manning has never been a head coach and has been an assistant at Kansas ever since his NBA playing days.

Former OU player Terry Evans, now a head coach in the Division-2 ranks, is also under heavy consideration.

The Tubby Smith rumors have also calmed.

Manning appears to be the man. We'll see what Monday brings us.

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