Wake Forest Fires Basketball Coach Danny Manning Virtually During The Coronavirus Crisis

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Wake Forest has fired basketball coach Danny Manning.

Manning was let go after several disappointing seasons, but he apparently wasn’t fired in a traditional manner. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, he was fired virtually. According to Pete Thamel, athletic director John Currie said the situation was “not that way you’d want to have that kind of meeting.”

Obviously, somebody losing their job isn’t a laughing matter, but being fired virtually from your D1 coaching position is just brutal.

Currie couldn’t even drive over to his house and tell him through the door? Seems like the safest thing that could have happened.


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Instead, Currie apparently fired up his phone or Zoom and canned Manning. It’s just absolutely brutal.

As if life wasn’t already hard enough, imagine getting fired virtually on a very public stage. You just have to feel bad for Manning.

Does this also mean that Wake Forest has to hire somebody virtually? If you couldn’t fire Manning in person, then how are you going to interview people in person?

Best of luck to Currie. Sounds like he’s going to need it!