Manning Named USA Basketball U18 Assistant Coach
March 13, 2018

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMBB)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning will serve as an assistant coach for the 2018 USA Men's U18 National Team at this summer’s FIBA Americas U18 competition, USA Basketball announced Tuesday (March 13).

Manning, along with Dayton head coach Anthony Grant, will assist Kansas head coach Bill Self, who was named the head coach of the U18 team. Manning previously worked with Self for nine seasons, serving on his staff at Kansas from 2004-12.

The coaching staff was selected by the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee and approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors.

Manning enters his third USA Basketball coaching assignment. He previously helped USA Basketball to a bronze medal at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup and served as a court coach at the 2014 USA Men’s U18 National Team training camp. As a player, he was named the 1987 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year after leading the 1987 U.S. Pan American Games Team to a silver medal. Manning also won a bronze medal with the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team.

"I feel very fortunate and blessed to be a part of USA Basketball and have this opportunity to be a part of this staff,” Manning said. “To have a chance to be an assistant on Bill's staff again is something I am really excited about.

“There will be a lot of familiarity with coach Self after working with him for so many years, and he is a very good friend of mine,” Manning continued. “I have gotten the chance to get to know Anthony over the years, and I am sure he will do a great job at Dayton. I am excited to spend time with Bill and learn from him again and also learn from Anthony and all his experiences.”



The team will compete in the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from June 11-17 in St. Catherines, Ont.

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