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March 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times
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.
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November 27, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
USC men's basketball Coach Andy Enfield and Texas El Paso coach and former USC coach Tim Floyd reportedly got into a heated exchange Wednesday night during a dinner for the schools playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. Sports Illustrated reported that Enfield went up to Floyd to try to make amends over a dispute they had over recruit Isaac Hamilton, a Los Angeles player who had signed a letter of intent with Texas El Paso in 2012 but ended up at UCLA, where he is sitting out this season.
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March 4, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
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.
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September 17, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Bob Cantu, who served as interim head basketball coach at USC after Kevin O'Neill was fired last January but was let go at the end of the season when Andy Enfield was hired, is officially an assistant coach at the University of Texas at El Paso under another former Trojans coach, Tim Floyd. Cantu said Tuesday that he made contact with Floyd after another UTEP assistant, Greg Foster, left for a similar position with the Philadelphia 76ers. "When I heard Greg had left for the 76ers, I told Tim I was interested in the position," Cantu said.
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January 4, 2009 | Chris Foster
This will require scare tactics from USC Coach Tim Floyd. Everyone knows that Oregon State is the speed bump along the Pacific 10 Conference road. The Beavers have lost 21 consecutive conference games, including a 69-46 pasting by UCLA on Friday. They are bad with a capital B. Such are the perceptions of the Beavers, and many of them are true. For example, Howard's only victory this season was against Craig Robinson's team.
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May 28, 2009 | Chris Foster
Tim Floyd worked the room. USC's basketball coach smiled and laughed with Trojans boosters, listened intently when circumstances called for it, and posed for a few photos. What he didn't do was talk about the main issues confronting his program. Floyd appeared Wednesday night along with football Coach Pete Carroll at the Irvine Hyatt Regency, the first stop on a meet-and-greet tour with Trojans supporters across the state over the next couple of weeks.
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June 10, 2009 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, ON COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Tim Floyd submitted his resignation Tuesday and Athletic Director Mike Garrett accepted it so fast he probably got a paper cut snapping it out of the fax machine. The good news, of course, is that it's only the fall of USC basketball, leaving the all-important work of preserving, defending and protecting the constitution of USC football. What happened to Floyd was inevitable and the appointed hour of his departure was inconsequential.
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May 13, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
USC basketball Coach Tim Floyd delivered cash to the man who steered O.J. Mayo to the university, according to a former associate of the player and the middleman. That associate, Louis Johnson, says Floyd met Rodney Guillory outside a stretch of Beverly Hills cafes on Valentine's Day in 2007, giving him at least $1,000 cash in an envelope -- which Johnson has since reported to investigators from the U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI, IRS and the NCAA.
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April 3, 2009 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, ON COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Last year, Tim Floyd told anyone who would listen he was a USC Trojan for life. "This is my last job," he insisted. What Floyd never said was "this is my last job interview." This week, Floyd told players at the season-ending basketball banquet that he was in for the long haul. And Floyd meant it, at the time he said it. Before he knew it, though, he was on a private jet headed to Tucson and interviewing for the Arizona job. Reaction: Attach yourselves to dogs, folks, not coaches.
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April 4, 2009
I wonder what would happen if coaches were subject to the same rules (including sitting out a year) that the "student-athletes" are when they want to transfer to another school. Charles L. Freeman Los Angeles :: I don't know which was more embarrassing for Arizona -- a) having to ask Tim Floyd to be your coach. Or b) having Tim Floyd turn you down. James Brown San Pedro
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March 17, 2013 | By David Wharton
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.
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March 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times
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.
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March 4, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
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.
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March 13, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
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.
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March 30, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
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.
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March 9, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
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.
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November 7, 2006
'It couldn't be good for business.' 'It couldn't be good for business.' Tim Floyd, USC basketball coach, on senior guard Lodrick Stewart's showing up for the start of practice overweight despite the fact that his father owns a Seattle-area fitness center
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June 13, 2009
Tim Floyd's lack of integrity and outrage is beyond belief. If someone accuses me of cheating I would be speaking out until they unplugged the microphones. In any case, why is Mike Garrett getting a pass? Does he work at USC with his head buried in the sand? Here's a guy that tripped all over himself and had Pete Carroll land at his feet. Here's a guy that had a dying man build the university a long-overdue basketball arena. By letting the football and basketball programs dangle in the wind, Garrett has proved that he has no integrity, no courage and is incapable of running a major university's sports program.
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February 21, 2010 | By Gary Klein
It took nearly four years to investigate. The hearing to go through the allegations and hear testimony lasted three long days. Now, the real waiting -- and the anxiety -- begins. It could be anywhere from six to 10 weeks before USC is informed of the outcome of its hearing before the NCAA Committee on Infractions, which concluded Saturday. Still, USC representatives were happy to be leaving the desert and the hotel ballroom that served as their courtroom. "Glad it's over," USC Athletic Director Mike Garrett said as he walked toward an elevator.
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February 20, 2010 | By Gary Klein and Lance Pugmire
Todd McNair could not wait to finish. Tim Floyd cannot wait to start. So it goes for USC, which is scheduled to complete its three-day hearing before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions on Saturday. McNair, the Trojans' running backs coach, appeared relieved late Friday afternoon after enduring two days of grilling from the 10-member committee during the closed-door proceeding in a hotel ballroom. Floyd, who resigned as USC's basketball coach last June, had hoped to appear Friday.
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