New Memphis coach Tubby Smith doesn't want to keep Keelon Lawson on staff in a coaching role. But if he doesn't, it will likely cost him his top two returning scorers, including one All-American candidate, and the opportunity to recruit one of the top 10 players from the Class of 2019. So what will Smith do? That's the biggest question being asked in Memphis right now.
It wasn't supposed to end like this. The storybook season for Buddy Hield was supposed to have two more chapters left, and include a national title. That came to a crashing and thudding halt on Saturday night though in a blowout loss to Villanova.