Backdoor Cut (Ep. 07) — #PENNYSZN EDITION

WE’RE BACK, BABY.  It’s #PENNYSZN.  Can you feel it?  The palpable excitement?  The Backdoor Cut Crew gets together to talk the exciting new University of Memphis Head Basketball Coach, Penny’s rise, the press conference, potential staff, and ‘croots that appear to be on their way to wear the Tiger blue and grey.  We’re ready to run through a wall for Coach Penny — are you?

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A crowd of fans gathers around Penny Hardaway during
Photo: Brad West, The Commercial Appeal 


  • INTRO and Sayonara to Tubby Smith
    • Slim calls CHIEF’s ass out…
    • Athletic Department Financial Woes
  • #PennyTime — Press Conference — (16:34)
    • The Bill Laurie Basketball Facility
    • APEXES
  • Penny’s RISE in the NBA and coaching — (23:20)
    • Come up with Dez Merriweather
  • Other Presser Notes — (35:20)
    • “I’m not only going to look for Memphis talent, I’m looking national…”
    • LeBron James tweets about Memphis basketball
    • Cal and K are “shaking in their boots…”
  • “Big Dog” Scheduling — (40:50)
  • Risks and Concerns about Penny — (43:17)
    • “We know we’re getting a Memphis ambassador and recruiter and basketball mind…”
    • How will he be in the public eye?
    • “I thought the risk was really well calculated and the timing was appropriate…”
  • Penny’s PLAN(50:03)
    • “I think the plan had been for Tubby to coach 5-6 years, maybe make a couple Sweet 16, and then hire Penny after Tubby retires…”
    • Planting seeds in AAU Circuit hotbeds…
  • Penny’s Potential STAFF AND Work Ethic(52:52)
    • Tony Madlock
    • Larry Brown
    • Faragi Phillips
    • Steve Roccaforte
    • Paul Hewitt
    • “It’s not easy for some people to admit that ‘I can’t do this by myself'”…
  • ‘CROOTING(1:02:39)
    • “I expect to get every kid I try to get…”
    • A-LO!
    • Potential signees…
    •  Current roster outlook…

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