A day after Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway sounded off on the media with an expletive-filled rant following the Tigers’ 70–62 loss to SMU, he issued an apology to his gamers, the fans and the college.
“Memphis … Tiger Nation, I like you,” Hardaway stated. “I let my feelings get one of the best of me final night time and that is not the best way you deal with conditions.
“I bleed blue and I am combating all the time for my faculty, for my metropolis and for my gamers. We all know there’s adversity proper now nevertheless it’s not going to cease us from working laborious. We’re going to make you guys proud, we’re going to win and we’re going to get by this collectively … to my gamers, let’s maintain combating on. We’re 901 robust.”
Memphis (9–8, 3–4 American Athletic Convention) dropped its third consecutive loss and its eighth loss in its final 12 video games. The loss on Thursday additionally gave this system its worst file by 17 video games in a season for the reason that 2004–05 Nationwide Invitational Match crew underneath former Tigers coach John Calipari.
When Hardaway was requested by reporters if he had religion he might get the job achieved because the Tigers head coach, he didn’t maintain again.
“This media will get f—ed up typically when it comes to me,” Hardaway stated. “We don’t have our full roster, y’all know we do not have our full roster. Cease asking me silly f—ing questions on if I really feel like I can do one thing.”
Memphis returns to motion on Sunday when the Tigers go on the street to face Tulsa.
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