MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) The months of back-slapping, congratulations and the lovefest for a returning favorite son are over. It's time for Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers to get to work.
The former Memphis All-American and NBA All-Star tipped off his first camp on Tuesday. Hardaway was hired in March to breathe life into the stagnant program after a couple of pedestrian years under Tubby Smith. Hardaway said it'll be great to go from four hours of practice a week to 20.
"I'm really anxious. I'm sure the boys are anxious," Hardaway said. "We're ready to get out there and get to work."