ICYMI: Penny Hardaway opens up about his fast and furious first month as coach of Memphis Tigers


Penny Hardaway was quick off the dribble in both his collegiate and NBA careers, so why would he stop now?

It’s been barely a month since Hardaway was announced as the new coach of the Memphis Tigers, but he hasn’t stopped moving — acquiring players, assembling staff, and talking to media. Let’s run down some of the highlights:

  • Recruited East High star Alex Lomax
  • Recruited Cordova star Tyler Harris
  • Recruited four-star guard Antwann Jones
  • Recruited JUCO star Isaiah Maurice
  • Recruited Jayden Hardaway from IMG in Florida (okay, that’s his son)
  • Hired Tony Madlock as assistant coach
  • Hired former Grizz Mike Miller as assistant coach

Hardaway talked about all of that and more on Thursday during a press conference that otherwise would have been a yawner were it not for the mania Hardaway has brought to the program. If you love Penny and the Tigers, enjoy the press conference . . .