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'Red' Manning, 76, was basketball coach at Duquesne

BETHEL PARK, Pa. -- John ''Red" Manning, who coached Duquesne University's basketball team for 16 seasons and spent 33 years at the school as a player, coach, and athletic director, died Wednesday at his home here, his family said. He was 76 and had cancer, the school said.

Mr. Manning coached Duquesne from 1958-74 and had a record of 247-138, with just two losing seasons. During that span, the Dukes made it to the NCAA tournament twice and the National Invitation Tournament four times. In 1961-62, Duquesne went 22-7 and reached the NIT semifinals.

''He was a very good game coach who always had his teams prepared," said John Cinicola, an assistant under Mr. Manning from 1960 to 1974.

''He believed in discipline. Red was a no-nonsense guy. It was his way, and the record proved it was the right way," Cinicola said.

Mr. Manning retired as athletic director in 1982.

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