Penny Hardaway Drawing NBA Coaching Interest

Former NBA point guard and current University of Memphis coach Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway is drawing interest as a potential NBA coach, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Hardaway seems fairly entrenched at Memphis, but he will get offers to interview for pro vacancies this offseason, Wojnarowski reported.Penny Hardaway

The Trail Blazers, Magic, Celtics and Pacers currently have coaching openings, with a few more likely still to come.

Hardaway has never held a coaching position in the NBA. He has had success at Memphis, though, compiling a 63-32 record in three seasons. This past season, the Tigers finished 20-8 and won the NIT championship.

Before joining Memphis, he coached at East Memphis High School during the 2017-18 season.

As a player, Hardaway gained fame as the dynamic starting point guard that teamed with Shaquille O’Neal in the mid-1990s, leading the Magic to a Finals appearance in 1995.

A knee injury derailed Hardaway’s career, but he went on to play with the Suns, Knicks and Heat before retiring in 2007. He finished with career averages of 15.2 points and 5.0 assists.

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