Danny Manning, Kansas (1988)
Draft Selection: 1st Overall, 1988
Length Of NBA Tenure: 1988-2003
Accolades: 1998 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, 2x NBA All-Star, 2008 NCAA Champion as assistant coach
Immediately after retiring from the NBA in 2003, Danny Manning went into grooming other up-and-coming players as a team manager and director of student/athlete development at his alma mater, Kansas, under Bill Self. Towards the end of the Jayhawks' 2006-07 season, Manning was named an assistant coach where he excelled for six seasons as a recruiter and teacher. On April 4, 2012, Manning assumed the role of head coach for Tulsa, and while his first season ended in a mediocre 17-16 record, the above .500 record is nothing to scoff at.