Memphis replaces Tubby Smith with Penny Hardaway

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Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:41 am

Tubby has won 19 regular season games in his first two years. Not good enough for the Tiger faithful. They're gonna have to pay him 9.75 million buyout!

Houston, Memphis, UCF are very serious about putting out top25 programs in football AND basketball.

Is Tulane out of its league in the AAC?? Time to get SERIOUS.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... y-hardaway


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Ruski wrote:Tubby has won 19 regular season games in his first two years. Not good enough for the Tiger faithful. They're gonna have to pay him 9.75 million buyout!

Houston, Memphis, UCF are very serious about putting out top25 programs in football AND basketball.

Is Tulane out of its league in the AAC?? Time to get SERIOUS.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... y-hardaway

Ok, let me understand this fully. Memphis is going to fire Tubby Smith, pay close to $10 million for him to leave, to hire an alumnus that has never coached at the College level, and said coach is going to lure a 77 year old legendary HC out of retirement to be his assistant. Lets not even mention the fact that the legendary coach left the NCAA game under a very dark cloud.

I'm not saying this won't happen. I'm saying if it does, it's another indicator of how ridiculous the "Student-Athlete" aspect of NCAA basketball has become. Memphis would only be doing this for recruiting purposes, and the recruits with ties to Hardaway are probably "one-and-done" recruits, which Smith has been outspokenly against.
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Ruski wrote:Tubby has won 19 regular season games in his first two years. Not good enough for the Tiger faithful. They're gonna have to pay him 9.75 million buyout!

Houston, Memphis, UCF are very serious about putting out top25 programs in football AND basketball.

Is Tulane out of its league in the AAC?? Time to get SERIOUS.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... y-hardaway

Ok, let me understand this fully. Memphis is going to fire Tubby Smith, pay close to $10 million for him to leave, to hire an alumnus that has never coached at the College level, and said coach is going to lure a 77 year old legendary HC out of retirement to be his assistant. Lets not even mention the fact that the legendary coach left the NCAA game under a very dark cloud.

I'm not saying this won't happen. I'm saying if it does, it's another indicator of how ridiculous the "Student-Athlete" aspect of NCAA basketball has become. Memphis would only be doing this for recruiting purposes, and the recruits with ties to Hardaway are probably "one-and-done" recruits, which Smith has been outspokenly against.
I really think that Memphis sees that at one point they were neck and neck with Louisville, Memphis stayed relatively clean and Louisville became Louisville. Memphis doesn't want to get left behind in the final round of conference realignment that's coming. Better to win by any means now and become an author of history rather than become forgotten.

Sadly I think Tulane is trending towards the abyss.
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If they fire Tubby and pay him $9.75 million they better make sure not to hire the wrong guy.
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and hiring slim Penny Hardeway
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golfnut69 wrote:and hiring slim Penny Hardeway
This will be merged into another thread from earlier this week, I hope.

The Tigers played well in the AAC Tournament, though I don't know what happened in the second half of the semis. I saw the first, and they dominated Cinci, but lost by I think the same margin they were up by at halftime. I had to leave to be with my boys (played Mario Cart!) and didn't get to see the second half. Saw a lot of a great Houston vs Wichita matchup in the other Semi.

I would love for Dunleavy to hire Tubby as Associate Head Coach. (You all know what I'm really thinking!) Tubby Smith is a damned good coach.
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:35 pm

tpstulane wrote:Penny agrees and takes the job.
https://twitter.com/MarcusGronauer/stat ... 94272?s=20
That was a done deal before they fired Tubby.
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