Buckley: Penny Hardaway, Laird Veatch agree: No NIT is NBD.

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 19, 2024 6:48 AM CT | Published: March 18, 2024 4:08 PM CT

Penny Hardaway is “No. 1 on that list” of people disappointed with how Memphis’ 2023-24 basketball season ended, Tigers athletic director Laird Veatch says. Which helps explain why Memphis declined an NIT bid.

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Tim Buckley

Tim Buckley

Tim is a veteran sportswriter who graduated from CBHS in Memphis and the University of Missouri. He previously covered LSU sports in Baton Rouge, and the University of Louisiana football and basketball for The Daily Advertiser/USA TODAY Network in Lafayette, the NBA’s Utah Jazz for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, and West Texas State basketball for the Amarillo Globe News in Texas.


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