Apr 25, 2020 5:55 PM

Wake Forest fires coach Danny Manning after losing stretch

Posted Apr 25, 2020 5:55 PM
<b>Danny Manning.</b>&nbsp;Photo courtesy <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52226987">BobHWS - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0&nbsp;</a>
Danny Manning. Photo courtesy BobHWS - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 

By AARON BEARD
AP Basketball Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has fired coach Danny Manning after six seasons in which the Demon Deacons had a winning record only once.

The decision came more than six weeks after the Demon Deacons lost to Pittsburgh in the opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Manning went 78-111 in Winston-Salem with a 30-80 mark in ACC regular-season games. He made the NCAA Tournament just once, in 2017.

Athletic director John Currie said associate head coach Randolph Childress will lead the program in the interim.

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