Report: NCAA issues will keep Larry Brown from joining Penny Hardaway’s staff
A very bizarre Penny Hardaway-Larry Brown dream team will not be formed at Memphis.
Though there were some rumors that Hardaway had interest in bringing Brown on as an assistant upon landing the Memphis job, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that “multiple NCAA issues” will scuttle that possibility.
Larry Brown unlikely to be on Penny Hardaway’s staff at Memphis, source told ESPN. Multiple NCAA issues.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 19, 2018
Brown’s tenure at SMU ended with a host of NCAA violations, and Hardaway probably won’t want to deal with that on his staff. It seemed like a rather far-flung proposal to begin with, though perhaps Hardaway will want an experienced assistant by his side as he enters the collegiate coaching ranks for the first time.