Season One, Chapter 15: Psssst, Penny Hardaway’s first season already a success

By , Daily Memphian Published: February 18, 2019 10:03 PM CT
<strong>The ultimate measure of success isn&rsquo;t wins. The ultimate&nbsp;measure of success is fun. Coach Penny Hardaway and his Tigers are 15-11. Last year&rsquo;s&nbsp;Tigers were once 15-11. But those identical records reveal the difference between apathy and joy. That's something to cheer about.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

The ultimate measure of success isn’t wins. The ultimate measure of success is fun. Coach Penny Hardaway and his Tigers are 15-11. Last year’s Tigers were once 15-11. But those identical records reveal the difference between apathy and joy. That's something to cheer about. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

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The record may be similar to the final Tubby Smith campaign, but the whole vibe of the Memphis Tigers season is happier, more enjoyable and optimistic about the future.

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