Penny Hardaway was hired at Memphis in March 2018 without having ever coached above the high school level. So, naturally, there were skeptics. To some at the time, it seemed like a desperate and misguided move. And yet, not even two years later, it’s now difficult to find anybody trying to argue against the idea that Memphis’ hiring of Hardaway has been a smashing success to date.
He promised he’d get players. Then he went out and got players.