March 17, 2013 |
When the conversation turns to college players leaving for the NBA after just one season, Ben Howland grimaces. The UCLA coach has lost two players this way - including Kevin Love - and expects his current star freshman, Shabazz Muhammad, will jump to the pros this summer. "We're playing by NBA rules here," he said. "These are not rules governed by the NCAA or the universities. " The NBA requires that potential draftees be at least 19 and one year removed from high school. This theoretically prompts more high school stars to make a brief stopover in college, going "one-and-done.
March 4, 2013 |
Former USC basketball coach Tim Floyd said Monday night he has had a meeting with Athletic Director Pat Haden in which they discussed the Trojans basketball job opening. Floyd said Haden had contacted him, and the three-hour meeting "went well. " Haden, through a spokesman, said he would have no comment until the coaching search is complete. Floyd was hired by USC in 2006 and resigned after the 2009 season when the school was deeply involved in allegations of improper conduct involving both the football and basketball team.
March 4, 2012 |
So, another Southland college basketball coach is taking heat. Tim Floyd was here three years ago, when the former USC coach was accused of handing an envelope of cash to one of the hangers-on around star Trojans guard O.J. Mayo. Floyd, angered that then-Athletic Director Mike Garrett wasn't supportive with a roster weakened by the NBA departures of DeMar DeRozan, Taj Gibson and Daniel Gibson, resigned in June 2009 and has now moved on to Texas El Paso. The NCAA never found he had engaged in the alleged cash exchange.
March 13, 2011 |
USC has advanced to the NCAA tournament and the Trojans (19-14) will face Virginia Commonwealth University (23-11) on Wednesday in a first-round game in Dayton, Ohio. If the Trojans beat the Rams, they will face sixth-seeded Georgetown (21-10) in Chicago in a second-round game on Friday. USC has never faced Virginia Commonwealth or Georgetown. Two victories and USC would play the winner of third-seeded Purdue and 14th-seeded St. Peters. The Trojans' tournament resume was boosted by five wins against teams ranked in the top 50 of the Ratings Percentage Index and a schedule that ranked 39th nationally in terms of strength.
March 30, 2010 |
Tim Floyd was introduced as men's basketball coach at Texas El Paso on Tuesday while his previous employer, USC, awaits the findings of an NCAA investigation into his actions when he was coaching the Trojans. Floyd resigned from his post at USC last June after allegations he gave money to an associate of former Trojans star O.J. Mayo. He had been working as an assistant coach with the NBA's New Orleans Hornets. Floyd, who had guided USC to three consecutive NCAA tournaments, has repeatedly denied breaking college rules.
March 9, 2010 |
USC men's basketball Coach Kevin O'Neill has decided not to retain two assistant coaches who were holdovers from when Tim Floyd coached the team last year, a source close to the situation told The Times on Monday. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the announcement is not yet official, said that O'Neill notified assistants Gib Arnold and Phil Johnson that they would not be staying with the team. Arnold and Johnson both spent five years at USC. O'Neill's decision leaves Bob Cantu, who largely handles recruiting for the team, as the only assistant that remains from Floyd's staff.