Penny Hardaway mania has been growing in Memphis ever since he was named the new men’s basketball coach for the University of Memphis Tuesday.
Billboards reading “Welcome home, Penny” have popped up all across town.
Tiger Bookstore, located by the University of Memphis, has also been busy with fans looking for official gear.
Wednesday, Tiger Bookstore unveiled the official “In Penny We Trust” tee, which are already close to being sold out.
We asked the bookstore about the inspiration for the new shirt.
“It came about from Penny’s picture that he had from ’93 when the school did a Penny as the All-American candidate. So we took that, kind of changed some things around with it and threw it out there,” says Jeremy Stinson, the manager at Tiger Bookstore.
Stinson says the Penny announcement has also boosted overall sales at the bookstore.
Tiger bookstore is working with companies like Nike to release even more official Penny merchandise as we get closer to the start of next season.