Danny Manning grew up watching Wake Forest play games at the Greensboro Coliseum, memories that linger in his mind all these years later. Mario Mandzukic Jersey . He never thought one day hed coach the Demon Deacons. Manning, the former Kansas star who spent the past two seasons coaching Tulsa, was hired Friday as Wake Forests basketball coach. Hell be introduced at a news conference next week on campus in Winston-Salem, N.C., a short drive from where Manning grew up. "I spent a lot of my formative childhood years in North Carolina," Manning told The Associated Press on Friday at AT&T Stadium, the site of this weekends Final Four. "I spent the majority of my life in Kansas," Manning said, "but this was a chance to be a part of a university that I share the same values and history with." His hiring ends Wake Forests two-week search for a replacement for Jeff Bzdelik, who resigned under intense public pressure following four mostly unremarkable seasons. Manning, who was 38-29 with two post-season berths in two seasons at Tulsa, interviewed this week and toured the campus in Winston-Salem on Wednesday before taking the job two days later. His hiring is considered somewhat risky because of his lack of head coaching experience, but theres no question he brings instant name recognition to a program that dropped to near the bottom of the expanded Atlantic Coast Conference. "There have been very few players who have had as much success on the court as Danny," Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman said in a statement. "He has played for and worked under a number of legendary coaches and he has been successful in his coaching career. We fully expect that Dannys coaching career will reflect the excellence of his playing career." Manning attended Greensboro Page High School before his family moved to Lawrence, Kan., for his senior year, and when it was time to choose a college, he picked Kansas over North Carolina. After his "Danny and the Miracles" team won the national title in Kansas City, not far from the Jayhawks campus, Manning was drafted first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in 1988. He made two All-Star teams during a career marred by injuries before joining coach Bill Selfs staff at Kansas in 2003. Responsible primarily for working with post players, Manning was promoted to assistant coach in 2006 and two years ago earned his first head coaching job at Tulsa. Self called Manning "one of the most accomplished, humble people youll ever meet." The 47-year-old Manning took the Golden Hurricane to the CBI in his first year and followed that by guiding them to the Conference USA tournament title and their first NCAA tournament berth since 2003. They earned a No. 13 seed and lost to UCLA in their tournament opener. Tulsa forward Rashad Smith said he found out about Mannings move through teammates and media reports, though he said the coach texted him shortly thereafter. Guard James Woodard said it was "kind of shocking. "You know in the back of your mind, the run we had this year, there would be a lot of opportunities out there," Woodard said. "Im happy for him." Wake Forest never came close to making the NCAA tournament under Bzdelik, who stepped down March 20. Bzdelik went 51-76 with a 17-51 record in ACC play, and won only two league road games. Eight players transferred out during his tenure, and the Demon Deacons have been one of the youngest programs in the country -- with only one fourth-year senior in each of the past two years. Barring any more transfers, Manning will inherit a team with eight players who are either juniors or redshirt juniors -- including promising big man Devin Thomas and tempo-setting guard Codi Miller-McIntyre. As details of Mannings hiring trickled across Twitter, Miller-McIntyre tweeted: "Finally its over! Time to get back to work." Manning called the Demon Deacons a "sleeping giant," one that he believes will be able to contend with Tobacco Road rivals Duke and North Carolina in the near future. "A few years back, they were ranked No. 1 in the country," Manning told AP. "Theyve had great players. Youre about Chris Paul, Tim Duncan, just to name a few, because theyve had quite a few. "Im looking forward to going there and being part of that great tradition." Mattia De Sciglio Jersey . - The Clippers have signed guard Dahntay Jones to a second 10-day contract. Miralem Pjanic Jersey .B. -- Canadian pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford went from elated to frustrated in the span of a few minutes. http://www.juventusfcpro.com/Kids-Daniele-Rugani-Jersey/ . Louis Cardinals have agreed to a one-year contract. WINNIPEG -- It may have taken a couple of games, but Tyler Seguin is showing dangerous chemistry with Jamie Benn. The pair lit up the ice Friday night, combining for three goals and four assists in the Dallas Stars 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. "I think we get better every day," said Seguin, who had two goals and two assists. "Were becoming good friends off the ice and I think thats only going to translate good things on the ice." The addition of centre Rich Peverly also clicked as he assisted on Seguins first goal. Seguin, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NHL entry draft, came into Friday nights game with only one assist this season in the two games Dallas had played. But the team was well rested after their last home game Saturday and Seguin seemed to respond. Alex Chiasson also scored for Dallas (2-1-0). Blake Wheeler scored Winnipegs only goal. The Jets (2-3-0) have lost three in a row after starting the season 2-0. The Stars havent made the playoffs since 2008, and are hoping to change their fortunes under new coach Lindy Ruff. Theyre looking for some of the magic that got them to the playoffs every season but one in their first 14. They won the Stanley Cup at the end of the 1998-99 season. Benn, named team captain last month, was drafted by the Stars in 2007 and was signed early this year to a five-year $26.25 million contract "Through training camp, pre-season, I feel like every day with practices were getting to know one another and we bring two different games to the table," said Seguin. "It was our first game with Rich Peverly and I thought we jelled pretty well together," added Benn. "We tried to get some shots early and were fortunate enough to get a couple of goals and just kept rolling from there." The Jets did two things theyve been trying to do all season, win the faceoff battle and not get outshot, but still came up short. They won 40 of 64 faceoffs and outshot the Stars 44-31. But playing back-to-back games, they started slower and let Dallas grab a 3-0 lead by the end of the first period. "Were five games in and its still very early and we know what we have in this room," said Jets forward Evander Kane. "I dont think were panicking. Its just frustrating. . . We got a lot of shots at the net tonight but we werent able to get the quality scoring chances." They put oon some of their best pressure in the third period, where Wheeler scored his power-play goal, also his first goal of the season. Alex Sandro Jersey. "We can play like that. We just wait till its 4-0," said Kane. Coach Claude Noel said mistakes in the first period ended up in the net. "We cant make those kind of mistakes and expect that our goaltendings going to save us like it has in the previous games," he said. "We should have been smarter and we should have been better in those areas." But there were positives as he juggled lines through the game. "We just played with a lot more vim and vigour if you will. If we had a game like last night again tonight that would really be a big concern of mine because we really were empty last night. We had no emotion in the game." In the first period, Winnipeg finally won the faceoff contest 15-9, a weak spot in their game recently, but were outshot 15-11 and made costly positional errors. The Jets had their best chance to score on a four-minute power play just over five minutes in, when Valeri Nichushkins stick sent Dustin Byfuglien to the Jets dressing room briefly for a cut to his face. But they lost the last minute of the power-play opportunity when Byfugliens partner Toby Enstrom was sent off for hooking. The Stars made good on their minute with an extra man when Seguin set up Chiasson, who stuffed one under Ondrej Pavelecs pads and Seguin slapped in a drop pass from Rich Peverly a few minutes later. Benn finished the scoring in the first by tucking Brendon Dillons rebound behind Pavelecs back at 16:35. Seguin opened the scoring in the second to make it 4-0 when he slapped one into the net from the right faceoff circle, after both Winnipeg and Dallas had failed to connect on power-play chances. Dallas netminder Dan Ellis took late in the second period after starter Kari Lehtonen left with an injury. Wheeler finally beat Ellis at the 5:35 mark of the third when he slipped in a rebound from Byfugliens slapshot on a power play. Despite the time off getting his cut attended to, Byfuglien played a team high 24:41 minutes. Notes: Friday nights game was the fifth in a row where the Jets have scored a power-play goal, including a five-on-three Thursday night in St. Paul. They failed to score on a five-on-three last season and had the worst power-play percentage in the NHL. 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