Former Tulsa star Seals added to Manning’s staff

Shea Seals, the former Tulsa star whose NBA career was cut short

by a knee injury, is returning to the Golden Hurricane to serve on

new coach Danny Manning’s staff.

Manning announced Wednesday that he has hired Seals as the

director of player development and team manager. He says Seals will

be a mentor to Tulsa’s players, incorporate life-skills

opportunities into the program and reach out to the community.

The 36-year-old Seals had his No. 21 jersey retired at Tulsa,

where he holds the school’s career scoring record and played on

Golden Hurricane teams that went to the NCAA tournament four

straight years in the mid-1990s.

Seals has spent the past eight years as a high school coach in

Tulsa, winning state championships at Booker T. Washington in 2010

and 2011.