Penny Hardaway brushes aside coaching rumors
Penny Hardaway is brushing aside rumors about him potentially moving up the coaching ranks.
Hardaway is the head coach of East High School in Memphis, which beat Cordova High School 72-41 on Monday night to earn a spot into the Tennessee state basketball championships. His team has won consecutive state titles and is looking to make it three in a row.
After Monday’s game, Hardaway was asked about coaching rumors surrounding his future and dismissed the talk, via the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s Mark Giannotto.
Asked East coach Penny Hardaway about all
the rumors concerning his future: "I hear the noise, but I have to ignore it because my focus is here right now."
— Mark Giannotto (@mgiannotto) March 6, 2018
Hardaway would be a natural fit at Memphis, his alma mater, which is currently coached by Tubby Smith. Penny also has been mentioned in connection with the Ole Miss job.
Hardaway has a recognizable name thanks to his days as an NBA player and seemingly would attract recruits. Given his roots in the area, he probably would have a great deal of success in Memphis if he were to ever get the job.