Sam Mitchell: Memphis Tigers assistant teaching lessons of life and basketball

By , Daily Memphian Published: September 18, 2018 3:28 PM CT
His right foot is in a big black boot, but Sam Mitchell is at his desk, at work inside the new gleaming University of Memphis basketball practice facility. It is deep into the summer before the first season of the Penny Hardaway Era, the restoration project already in go-mode with rising ticket sales, legitimate, local, Top-150 recruits on the first roster and the hope, if not the promise, of more elite players in the pipeline and on the way.


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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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