Memphis is considering firing head coach Tubby Smith and replacing him with Penny Hardaway, according to a report Tuesday by

Hardaway would target Larry Brown as an assistant coach were he to replace Smith, according to the report.

Hardaway, who played for the Tigers from 1991 to '93 before becoming a four-time NBA All-Star, currently coaches East High School (Memphis, Tenn.) and runs the Team Penny AAU program on the Nike EYBL circuit. He coaches ESPN 60 No. 1 junior James Wiseman at East, as well as five-star junior Chandler Lawson (No. 26). Five-star junior D.J. Jeffries (No. 17) also plays for Team Penny.