Here we go. As expected, it appears Penny Hardaway is the new head coach at Memphis. Jeff Goodman is reporting that Hardaway will be introduced at a press conference tomorrow.
Of course, Hardaway coaches James Wiseman at Memphis East, which just won the Tennessee State Championship this weekend. The five-star big man has gone on record saying he wouldn’t necessarily follow Hardaway to a college coaching job, but given the close relationship between two, this certainly makes his recruitment a little more tense. Similarly, D.J. Jeffries also played for Hardaway’s EYBL team, and even though he committed to Kentucky last week, his father admitted that Hardaway at Memphis would be an intriguing option.
If you missed it yesterday, there are also reports that Kentucky assistant Tony Barbee will join Hardaway’s staff at Memphis, which could open up a spot for Orlando Antigua to return to Lexington:
The college basketball recruiting scene just got a whole lot more interesting.