The city of Memphis got some great news last night. Penny Hardaway will stay as head coach of the Memphis Tigers. Penny made the announcement last night on his Instagram account. He said that although he would love to coach in the NBA someday, his work here isn’t finished and his goal is to bring Memphis a national championship.
In addition, Penny will bring on Larry Brown as an assistant coach.
Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown has agreed to become an assistant coach at Memphis under Penny Hardaway, sources tell me and @GoodmanHoops.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2021
Larry Brown is the only coach in history to have won both an NCAA championship and an NBA championship. His advice could tremendously improve Penny’s X’s and O’s game, if Penny will listen. However, Brown has a history of NCAA violations. Penny will have to keep him on a very short leash.
A 90-minute documentary about The Rendezvous, titled The Vous, was released in Little Rock recently. Why Little Rock? The film was funded by Arkansans.
Yesterday I visited a friend who had started a new job at the Green Beetle. While there, I had my first-ever Bushwacker.
From Wikipedia: “The original recipe called for Vodka, Kahlua, Dark Crème de Cacao, Coco Lopez (cream of coconut), a splash of Triple sec and milk that’s spun in a blender with ice and topped with a grating of fresh nutmeg. However, the recipe now has as many variations as there are gin joints or bartenders.”
Two interesting baseball facts, courtesy of Morning Brew:
- Kyle Schwarber of the Washington Nationals tied a record last night by hitting 12 home runs in 10 games.
- There aren’t many pitchers who swing for the fences. They usually bunt or otherwise do as little as possible at the plate to protect their arms. Not Shohei Ohtani, who has a 101 MPH fastball on the mound. He blasted 2 home runs last night to become the league leader.
Good news for the July 4 weekend:
We are tracking a drop in humidity this weekend! pic.twitter.com/bvTGhLF5Wu
— Brittney Bryant (@WX_BrittneyB) June 30, 2021
If anyone is looking to move to the South Main district, friends of mine at 631 S. Front are selling their house.
More info about the Hooked on Thursdaze party that will happen every Thursday night at Paula & Raiford’s Disco: DJ Coldplay will spin the R&B vibes. Doors open at 8 and ladies will get in free all night. There will be karaoke, hookahs, and food and drinks.
Last night’s Redbirds game vs. the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at AutoZone Park was suspended due to unplayable field conditions. The game will resume at 5:05 this afternoon (gates open 4:30) with tonight’s regular 9-inning game following the completion of the suspended game. The suspended game will resume in the bottom of the 6th, tied 1-1, bases loaded for Memphis with nobody out.
Got at least 2 professional writing projects to keep me busy all day. Tonight I will probably hit karaoke at the Blind Bear and reward myself with a late night for having such a productive week so far. Back tomorrow with more news.