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Larry Brown Reportedly Joining Penny Hardaway's Memphis Staff As Assistant

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVJune 30, 2021

CINCINNATI, OH - MARCH 06:  Larry Brown the head coach of the SMU Mustangs gives instructions to his team during the game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Fifth Third Arena on March 6, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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On the same night that Penny Hardaway announced he will be remaining at Memphis as the men's head basketball coach despite interest from the NBA, he reportedly added a Hall of Fame assistant. 

According to Shams Charania and Jeff Goodman of The Athletic, Hardaway has hired Larry Brown to join his staff. 

“I couldn’t step away from what I started," Hardaway told Goodman on Tuesday night. "One day it would be a dream to coach in the NBA, and the Orlando Magic, but we still have unfinished business at Memphis.”

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