Penny Hardaway is starting to round out his staff at Memphis, and a former college and NBA star is set to lend his basketball acumen to the fold.

Former NBA Rookie of the Year and two-time world champion Mike Miller has reached an agreement in principle to join Hardaway’s staff at Memphis, a source told CBS Sports early Thursday.
Miller, 38, made it clear in recent weeks that he wanted to enter the college coaching profession — and he met with Hardaway for a second time Tuesday to finalize details. The 2006 NBA Sixth Man of the Year played 17 seasons in the NBA, including seven with the Memphis Grizzlies, and has made Memphis his permanent home since retiring after last season. He’s also sponsored a prominent grassroots basketball program in Memphis for years that’s been run by his cousin, Ernie Kuyper, and helped create relationships with prospects.

This development — combined with the hiring of Memphis graduate and former Ole Miss assistant Tony Madlock — means Hardaway has filled two assistant spots. So here’s the new question: Is Larry Brown next?
Hardaway reportedly is set to hire former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown as well.



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