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Michigan basketball targeted by Penny Hardaway for showcase featuring NBA All-Star coaches

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Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press

MEMPHIS — Michigan basketball might be doubling down on blockbuster scheduling, thanks to Penny Hardaway.

Hardaway, the Memphis basketball coach, said he spoke with Michigan's Juwan Howard over the summer about a blockbuster four-team showcase featuring teams coached by ex-NBA All-Stars.

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The event, Hardaway said, could feature teams like Memphis, Michigan, Vanderbilt (coached by Jerry Stackhouse) and Georgetown (Patrick Ewing) and be played at Madison Square Garden in New York.