Maryland is adding a big name to its staff for the upcoming season.

According to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, Mark Turgeon will hire Danny Manning to join his staff in College Park. The two played together at Kansas in the 1980s. Manning will join the Terrapins after spending last season as an ESPN analyst.

Manning fills an opening left by assistant DeAndre Haynes, who left Maryland to join Shaka Smart’s staff at Marquette.

Before taking a job at ESPN, Manning was the head coach at Wake Forest, where he spent six seasons. He was terminated following the 2019-20 campaign when the Demon Deacons finished with a 13-18 record.

Over the course of his tenure at Wake Forest, Manning compiled a 78-111 record and appeared in one NCAA Tournament. Before taking over at Wake Forest, Manning was the head coach at Tulsa, where he was 38-29 in two seasons, making one appearance in March Madness.

As a player, Manning was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft. As a pro, he enjoyed a 15-year career and was a two-time NBA All-Star.

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