The people who wanted Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway fired a few months ago… where’d they go?

Juwan Howard (l.) and Penny HardawayPhoto: Getty Images What started with a press conference and a “postgame scuffle” has turned into predictable praise. Because when you win, people conveniently forget that just a few weeks earlier they wanted you unemployed. Back in January, Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway said something that every coach has wanted … Read more

What’s next for Emoni Bates, Memphis’ struggling five-star wing

Image: Getty (Getty Images) Jalen Duren and Chet Homgren’s matchup in the Round of 32 provided a preview of two future lottery picks in the upcoming NBA Draft. Holmgren and Duren didn’t exactly light it up, but they gave scouts a glimpse of two future franchise cornerstones. Meanwhile, Memphis forward Emoni Bates was head and … Read more

Larry Brown praises Ja Morant, Memphis, Knicks’ youngsters

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As fate would have it, University of Memphis assistant coach Larry Brown wasn’t at FedEx Forum on Friday night to watch Ja Morant drop 37 points on the Knicks to speed the Grizzlies to a rousing fourth-quarter comeback victory. Brown — the former Knicks head coach, Long Beach native, East Hampton summer … Read more