USC basketball Coach Tim Floyd, a former coach of the NBA's New Orleans Hornets whose sister lost her home in Mississippi to Hurricane Katrina, is among a group of coaches that has organized an online sports auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity's relief efforts.
Floyd is contributing a Pacific 10 Conference basketball tournament package that will allow the winning bidder to attend USC meetings and practices the week of the tournament, stay with the team at its Los Angeles hotel and join the players for their pregame meal. The package also includes four tickets to the game in Staples Center.
The auction, which begins Sept. 14 at www.AllCoachesCare.com, also will include a package provided by Texas Tech Coach Bob Knight.
Knight will allow the winner to travel with him and his team to Dallas for the Big 12 Conference tournament and stay at the team hotel. The winner also will receive two tickets to Texas Tech's games.
Floyd, who coached at the University of New Orleans and considers New Orleans and Mississippi home, said he was "heartbroken" over the storm.