Three Thoughts on Coach Hardaway

With the imminent hiring of Penny Hardaway as the 19th basketball coach in Memphis Tiger history, I've had a few thoughts delivering no-look passes in my head.• Rare is the star player who becomes a star coach, and this seems especially the case in basketball. The gold standard, of course, is Bill Russell. The Celtics legend won a pair of NBA titles as Boston's coach, but he had the luxury of an all-time great at center: himself. Larry Bird took Indiana to the 2000 NBA Finals (where...

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