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Danny Manning Expected To Accept Coaching Job At Tulsa

Kansas assistant Danny Manning is expected to be named Tulsa’s next head coach. The two sides had yet to reach an agreement on the length of the contract

“I’ll comment: ‘not done deal,’’’ Jayhawks head coach Bill Self said. “He’s had talks with them and interviewed. I know that he was very encouraged and excited about the prospect of it. It’s not done. It’s not done, but there are talks going on. Who knows what will happen next?”

Manning has been an assistant coach on Self’s staff since 2007.

Via Lawrence Journal World

Larry Brown Open To Coaching At SMU

Larry Brown has expressed interest in the open Southern Methodist University coaching job.

“SMU is a great school, it’s going into the Big East and Dallas is a great market,” Brown said. “You’ve got the Mavericks there with Cuban, he’s really a good owner and that’s a great situation, to have a team in that city with all the success they’ve had.”

Brown, 71, most recently coached the Bobcats in 2010.

“I’m going to be doing something in basketball, whether it’s in the NBA as a coach or a GM or an assistant, whatever, or something in college,” Brown said. “I don’t know what, but I just feel like I need to stay on and pass along what I’ve been taught.”

Via Dallas Morning News

Tony Parker Will Announce Decision April 11

Tony Parker will announce where he intends to go to college “on the 11th,” his father, Virgil, confirmed.

Parker, a 6-foot-8, 270 pound power forward, averaged 18 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks a game this season for Lithonia Miller Grove High School as the team captured its fourth-straight state title.

He is seriously considering UCLA, Kansas, Duke, Ohio State, Memphis and Georgia.

Via ZagsBlog.com

Will Barton To Declare For Draft

Will Barton will enter his name into the 2012 NBA draft.

Barton led Memphis in scoring at 18 points per game.

Prospects have until April 29 to pull out of the draft.

Via ESPN.com

Memphis Wins 2012 Conference USA Tournament In Dominating Fashion

Memphis defeated Marshall by a final score of 83-57 to win the 2012 Conference USA Tournament.

Memphis won their three tournament games by an average margin of 24.7 points.

Joe Jackson was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammates Will Barton and Tarik Black, and Marshall's Dennis Tinnon and DeAndre Kane.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Barton, Moore, Tarrant Headline 2012 Conference-USA Awards

Will Barton of Memphis headlines the 2012 Conference-USA First Team and is joined by UCF's Keith Clanton, Tulsa's Jordan Clarkson, UAB's Cameron Moore and Tulane's Ricky Tarrant.

Barton was also named C-USA Player of the Year. 

Moore was named the Defensive Player of the Year, while Tarrant was Freshman of the Year.

On the C-USA All-Conference Second Team is Tarik Black of Memphis, DeAndre Kane of Marshall, Arsalan Kazemi of Rice, Miguel Paul of East Carolina and Southern Mississippi's Neil Watson.

On the Third Team is Chris Crawford of Memphis, Jonathan Mills of Souther Miss, East Carolina's Darrius Morrow, SMU's Robert Nyakundi and Damier Pitts of Marshall.

Joining Moore on the All-Defensive Team is Black, Clanton, Mills and Dennis Tinnon of Marshall.

Neil Watson of Southern Miss was named Sixth Man of the Year.

Joining Tarrant on the All-Freshman Team is Dylan Ennis of Rice, Houston's TaShawn Thomas, UTEP's Julian Washburn and Houston's Joseph Young.

Via RealGM Staff Report
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