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Last week, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Penny was receiving interest from NBA teams. On his podcast this week, FOX Sports college basketball analyst Aaron Torres said that he has heard similar talk. Torres specifically said there is some buzz about Hardaway possibly going to the Magic. There is history between Hardaway and the Magic that makes sense for him to be a candidate.
The twin sons of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright will be the focus of an upcoming installment of ESPN’s E60 series, the network told The Commercial Appeal. The program is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. on July 14 on ESPN – although that is subject to change – with Lisa Salters reporting. Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway is among those who was interviewed for the show.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Michigan’s Juwan Howard continues to tell NBA teams he’s not interested in even a discussion on leaving Ann Arbor. Teams are also calling to gather intel on Memphis coach Penny Hardaway’s work. He’s going to get offers to interview for openings in this NBA job cycle.
Mark Giannotto: Penny Hardaway to @Greg_Gaston and @Eli Savoie about Orlando Magic job: “I’m definitely flattered by that situation. My heart is in Memphis. I’m here. I love the Tigers. I love our fans. I started off doing something and I want to finish that.”
“No,” Hardaway said. “He doesn’t have the meanness that Shaq had all the time. Shaq had a chip. Shaq always had a plan. And Shaq always knew he was the best. James carries that chip now. But Shaq always knew he was the chosen one. Shaq came from a different path. He had a military base stepfather. That military background helped Shaq be tougher. James was raised with women. He had his mom and his sister. They kind of babied him and spoiled him, not in a bad way. They were firm. But it wasn’t the same.”