Penny Hardaway received his first college head coaching job over the offseason, taking over for Tubby Smith at his alma mater, the University of Memphis. There’s been some good and some not as good through 17 games, but on Wednesday morning, Hardaway went onto ESPN’s Get Up! and shared some exciting news.
While this has nothing to do with any players who will suit up for the team or anything like that, Hardaway revealed that Lil Penny is working to make a comeback. Hardaway was asked by ESPN’s Mike Greenberg about how the star of the 90s ad campaign is doing, at which point Hardaway shared news that led to the the Get Up! crew losing their minds.
“Lil Penny is actually gonna be coming back out soon,” Hardaway said. “He’s working out, trying to get in shape, come back and support the Tigers, absolutely.”
Hardaway didn’t go into any more details regarding what we can expect to see once Lil Penny comes back, possibly because everyone was busy going crazy over the news. To make up for it, here! Watch some Lil Penny commercials again, because you probably haven’t done this in a while and you absolutely should.
It remains to be seen whether this is something going on in conjunction with Nike or if Lil Penny will just pop up every now and then to support the Tigers, which sit at 99th in KenPom with an 11-6 record and a 3-1 mark in conference play. Regardless, we can’t wait to see what’s going to end up happening.