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Happy birthday

Jan. 2, 1944

Ed Manning

(died March 4, 2011)

Manning played for the first Trail Blazers team in 1970-71 as a 6-7, 210-pound forward out of Jackson State.

He played college ball at Jackson State, where he was inducted into the school's sports hall of fame, and began his NBA career in 1967 with the Baltimore Bullets.

Manning also spent several years in the American Basketball Association.

His son, Danny Manning, starred at Kansas and in the NBA.