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The spotlight is never off in Memphis

Grizz are talk of the town, but pressure on Josh Pastner's Tigers never goes away

Originally Published: May 17, 2013
By Jason King | ESPN.com

Whenever someone asks him to describe the interest and scrutiny that hovers over his basketball program, Josh Pastner points to the sports section of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

"We're on Page 1C 365 days a year," the Tigers' coach said. "Even in May and June, it's never 9C. We're always on 1C, always on that front page. The intensity and passion people have about basketball here … there's no place like it.

"They bleed basketball here."

Especially these days.

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