April 5, 2012

Manning ready to work

Danny Manning met the media for the first time as Tulsa's new head basketball coach at a Wednesday press conference. He says he is ready to hit the ground running and get TU back to the NCAA Tournament.

"Absolutely, we'd like to do it next year," he said, drawing applause from the large crowd in the ONEOK Club in Tulsa's Chapman Stadium. "It's a process, we understand that. We're going to put our best foot forward, build and work every day, and hopefully, when we count them up at the end, we have the right number to be there."

Reaching the NCAA Tournament is not just a short term goal, as Manning explained that he and his staff want to have the Golden Hurricane become regulars in the tournament, just as they were in the 1990's and early 2000's.

"We'd like to be ...

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