It’s all coming full circle for Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers.
As much as Elvis Presley and B.B. King are representatives of the Birthplace of Rock & Roll’s rich musical legacy, Hardaway is an ambassador for its hoops history. It’s been a month since he was hired to replace veteran Tubby Smith at Memphis, who lasted just two seasons, as his alma mater’s head basketball coach. He’s already made the Tigers one of the most interesting teams heading into the 2018-19 season, securing a rock solid coaching staff and locking down one of the nation’s top recruiting classes.