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MM 4.22: Danny Manning expected to join Maryland men’s basketball staff

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland men’s basketball is expected to hire former Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning as an assistant coach, a source confirmed to Testudo Times.

Manning, who was a teammate of Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon at Kansas, has eight years of head coaching experience, including a six-year stint leading the Wake Forest program.

As a player, Manning was a star who was drafted first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in 1988 and went on to play in the league until 2003. Manning transitioned to a manager then assistant role at Kansas before taking over as the head coach of Tulsa in 2012 and Wake Forest in 2014. He amassed a 116-140 (.413) record as a head coach but brings valuable on-court experience.

The hiring of Manning comes after assistant coach DeAndre Haynes left the program to join Shaka Smart’s staff at Marquette.

The Terps are also looking to replace Director of Operations Mark Bialkoski, who accepted a promotion to assistant coach at East Tennessee State University.

In other news

Maryland field hockey suffered an early exit in the Big Ten tournament, falling to Iowa, 3-0.

Late Night with Locks is making a return Thursday afternoon at 3:45.

Maryland women’s basketball sophomore guards Ashley Owusu and Diamond Miller were named finalists for the 2021 USA Basketball Women’s AmeriCup Team.

Maryland women’s basketball graduate senior Alaysia Styles has entered the transfer portal.

Former Terp Kevin Huerter has been on fire for the Atlanta Hawks.

The NFL has adopted a rule change to loosen player number restrictions, meaning a few former Terps could swap back to their college numbers.

Maryland women’s lacrosse is gearing up for a postseason run despite a mixed bag regular season.