Penny Hardaway has emerged as a "serious candidate" for the Orlando Magic's vacant head coach role, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The 49-year-old is currently the head coach of the University of Memphis.

Hardaway recently signed a five-year extension through the 2025-26 season.

The Magic have also requested to interview Suns assistant Willie Green and Bucks assistant Charles Lee, and are expected to interview Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr. 

They are also expected to interview Tyrone Corbin, Pat Delany and Steve Hetzel, three ex-assistants from Steve Clifford's staff.