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Latest Basketball Coaching Candidates

ESPN is reporting that the USC is pursuing Reggie Theus, P.J. Carlesimo, Brian Shaw and Jim Boylen, the head coach of the Utah Utes, as a replacement for Tim Floyd. The Trojans would like to find a someone that has either been a head coach or assistant in the NBA. Pitt coach Jaime Dixon is […]

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There’s a defense emerging for Tim Floyd’s resignation from his friends. It goes something like this: Floyd could not reclaim his reputation following the allegation he paid $1,000 to Rodney Guillory and even though he considered the charge outlandish, there was no way to disprove it. With the allegation (and NCAA investigation) paralyzing the program […]

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Headlinin’: Trojans break their Spartan silence

• Trojans speak! Three years in, Southern Cal finally issued its first public statement on the ongoing investigation into the Reggie Bush/O.J. Mayo illegal benefits scandals, sending athletic director Mike Garrett and another administrator online to say nothing in particular. "Video statements" from the pair produced the following revelations: • "We have no idea how long […]

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Taj Gibson on Floyd

Matt Crossman from the Sporting News spoke with Taj Gibson about the Tim Floyd’s resignation. Crossman asked Gibson: “What was his mood when he was talking to you?” Gibson’s response: He was at ease. So much stress with this whole O.J. situation. All he wants to do is coach basketball. He told me last night […]

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Daniel Hackett on Floyd

The O.C. Register has some quotes from Daniel Hackett on Tim Floyd’s resignation: Hackett considered Floyd’s resignation a “selfless” act, theorizing that the accusations against him would bring unwanted attention to the program next season. “He put the team in front of himself. He put the school and program in front of himself. I think […]

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Tim Floyd Resigns

I knew something was up when Tim Floyd was a no show at the Coaches Tour in San Diego yesterday. Today Coach Floyd resigned. At this point nothing is surprising when it comes to the USC basketball program. In a letter to athletic director Mike Garrett, Floyd wrote: “As of 1 p.m. today, I am […]

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Coaches Tour: San Diego

I had the opportunity to go to the Coaches Tour last night and it was a great evening. College Football Hall of Fame inductee John Robinson was in attendance. Pete Carroll pretty much met or a took picture with everyone at the event and was vintage Carroll. He is a dynamic speaker, inspirational and at […]

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Raising Arizona

With point guard Nic Wise returning for his senior season, Arizona’s added three top 100 recruits and their senior point guard since Sean Miller was named head coach. USC’s lost eight players since Tim Floyd turned the job down and the roster remains in flux as Donte Smith could return while Derrick Williams and Lamont […]

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Basketball Lineup

OK, here’s another lineup projection now that Marcus Johnson is gone. We’ll leave Derrick Williams and Lamont Jones in even though Tim Floyd said this week USC might lose both. Forward: Leonard Washington Forward: Nicola Vucevic Center: Alex Stepheson Guard: Dwight Lewis Guard: Lamont Jones Reserves Guards: Marcus Simmons, Mike Gerrity, Romeo Miller, Donte Smith […]

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Floyd stays mum on recent allegations

Last night USC football coach Pete Carroll and USC basketball coach Tim Floyd kicked off their annual off-season coaches tour. As expected Tim Floyd either deflected or refused to answer any questions about the recent allegations that he passed an envelope of cash to Rodney Guillory securing the commitment of O.J. Mayo. Floyd appeared Wednesday […]

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Chris Penrose on Tim Floyd and O.J. Mayo

Here is an excerpt from a L.A. Times piece on USC basketball. Chris Penrose, a former player, gives his take on the Floyd/Mayo/Louis Johnson allegations: You’ve spoken on ESPN radio about Louis Johnson’s allegation that Tim Floyd gave money to Rodney Guillory on Valentine’s Day of 2007, and pointed out that it was a travel […]

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