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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tubby Smith meeting with Memphis pushed back a day

Tubby Smith

Tubby Smith has lived to see at least another day.

Smith was set to meet with Memphis administrators on Tuesday but the meeting was pushed back a day, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal’s Mark Giannotto reported Monday that Smith was not told what the meeting was about, though he was expected to receive clarity about his job status. Smith’s future as Memphis’ head basketball coach is in question.

Memphis went 21-13 in its second season under Smith, but fan interest in the program has been waning. There has been speculation that the school has interest in replacing Smith with Penny Hardaway as head coach. Hardaway, a successful high school and youth coach in the area, has ties to many top local recruits.



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