Penny Hardaway

by MKhanal 07 Sep,2021
Penny Hardaway
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 7 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Anfernee Deon"Penny" Hardaway
  • Birth Place Memphis, Tennessee
  • Father Faie Hardaway
  • Mother Eddie Golden
  • Net Worth $50 Million
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • Profession Basketball Coach
  • Currently Working For University of Memphis
  • University attended University of Memphis
  • School attended Treadwell High School
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Children Jayden, LaTanfernee , Laila, and Ashton
  • Religion Christian

If you are an NBA fan then, Penny Hardaway must not be a new name. Penny is a well-known American college basketball coach and a former player who is the men's basketball head coach for the Memphis Tigers of the American Athletic Conference. Penny was named four times in the NBA All-Star team. 

Penny Hardaway was born Anfernee Deon"Penny" Hardaway on July 18, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the son of Faie Hardaway and his wife, Eddie Golden. Penny grew up along with his grandmother in Memphis. Hardaway graduated from Tredwell High School and enrolled at the University of Memphis. Talking about his physical appearance, Hardaway stands six feet and seven inches tall and weighs 98 kg. 

Penny Hardaway's Playing Career

Penny was part of his High School Basketball team and played on the Memphis Y.M.C.A. Jr. Olympic basketball team. He was named Parade Magazine National High School player of the year. Hardaway joined the University of Memphis but could not play in his freshman year due to ineligibility and sophomore year due to selecting the 1992 USA Basketball Developmental Team that scrimmaged daily against the 1992 Olympic Team.

PennyPenny tries to move past Jordan in a match SOURCE: Bleacher Report

In his senior year, Penny listed his name for the 1993 NBA draft, and Golden State Warriors drafted him in the first round overall third pick. However, He got traded to Orland Magic. Hardaway made it to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1994. The player remained with the Magics until 1999 and was named into the NBA All-Star team for four straight years from 1995 until 1998. In 1996, Hardaway was part of the Gold Medal winning team of the 1996 Olympic Games. 

In 1999, Penny moved to Phoenix Suns and played with the team until 2004. In his 2003 season, Hardaway moved back to university and completed his senior year recovering from injury. He spent three seasons with New York Knick and announced his retirement in 2007 while playing with the Miami Heat. 

Coaching Career

Penny started working as a coach for a High School in 2011. Memphis Tigers hired him as their new head coach for the 2018 season. He is still working as the head coach of the Tigers and led the team to the NIT Champion in 2021. 

Net Worth and Earnings

Penny has an estimated net worth of more than $50 Million. He has accumulated most of his net worth through his basketball career. The player owns a barbershop and beauty salon in downtown Memphis and a turf business based in Miami. Hardaway made more than $120 million in his 16-season career. 

Father of Four Children

Penny is the proud father of four children. Hardaway has two daughters born to his former girlfriend from high school, Latarsha. His daughter LaTanfernee was born in 1992 and Laila Hardaway in 2005. Also, The NBA star has a son Jayden who plays guard at the University of Memphis, and another son Ashton currently reading in High School. 

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