Tag:Tim Floyd
Posted on: April 2, 2009 1:42 pm

Floyd still mulling offer from Arizona

DETROIT -- Southern California's Tim Floyd is considering an offer to become Arizona's next basketball coach, sources close to the situation have told CBSSports.com.

A formal announcement could come as early as Thursday, one source said. But both sources added that any reports of Floyd already accepting the job are "premature."

Multiple sources told CBSSports.com that Arizona athletic director Jim Livengood settled on Floyd after being rebuffed to varying degrees by several coaches -- among them Mark Few (Gonzaga), Rick Pitino (Louisville), Tom Izzo (Michigan State), John Calipari (Kentucky), Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh) and Bruce Pearl (Tennessee).

Floyd has been at USC four seasons.

He's made three NCAA tournaments.

Posted on: April 1, 2009 9:38 pm
Edited on: April 2, 2009 10:51 am

Report: USC's Floyd in Arizona

DETROIT -- Tim Floyd is in Arizona, presumably meeting about succeeding Lute Olson.

KVOA News 4 in Tucson is reporting that Floyd traveled from Santa Monica to Tucson via private plane arranged by the University of Arizona. Sources told CBSSports.com that athletic director Jim Livengood opted to go this direction after being rebuffed to varying degrees by several coaches -- among them Mark Few (Gonzaga), John Calipari (Kentucky), Bruce Pearl (Tennessee), Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh), Tom Izzo (Michigan State) and Rick Pitino (Louisville).

Floyd has been at Southern California four seasons.

He's made three NCAA tournaments.

Posted on: September 12, 2008 1:52 pm
Edited on: September 12, 2008 2:13 pm

USC set for huge hoops recruiting weekend

It's a big football weekend at Southern California.

Perhaps you've heard.

But it's worth noting that Tim Floyd, Bob Cantu and the rest of the USC basketball staff will also have a lot at stake over the next 48 hours as the Trojans host what could be the best group of recruits to visit a campus at one time in the history of the sport. There is no way to prove that statement, of course. But if you know of a school that has ever produced a more significant list of visitors feel free to shoot me a note and let me know

Anyway here's a list of basketball prospects expected to be at USC-Ohio State game.

(Class ranking, if available, in parenthesis)

-- 2009 --

  • Renardo Sidney (ranked fifth by Scout.com)
  • Kenny Boynton (ranked eighth by Scout.com)
  • Jordan Hamilton (ranked 13th by Scout.com)
  • Tyler Honeycutt (ranked 21st by Scout.com)
  • Noel Johnson (ranked 58th by Scout.com)
  • Terrence Boyd (ranked 82nd by Scout.com)
  • Shaunessy Smith
  • Derrick Williams

-- 2010 --

  • Josh Smith (ranked fourth by Scout.com)
  • Jeremy Tyler (ranked seventh by Scout.com)
  • Anthony Brown (ranked 51st by Scout.com)
  • Gary Franklin

-- 2011 --

  • Kyle Caudill

Add it up, and that's nine prospects ranked in the Top 85 of their respective classes -- including five Top 15 guys --  expected to be on campus in either an official or unoffical capacity -- plus Caudill, who is considered one of the better sophomores in the nation (it's just that Scout.com and Rivals.com only rank sophomores through the Top 10, and he's not in that group). So, like I said, this is a huge weekend for USC basketball. And with that, let's get back to the Beanie Wells Watch, can we?

Posted on: April 11, 2008 12:16 am

Tony Bennett must hate money or something

Everybody knew Oklahoma State officials would put big money on the table for Bill Self. And they did. But it appears the school is also willing to pay top-dollar for a high-profile coach even if said high-profile coach is not named Self, and one direction OSU has already looked is towards Washington State's Tony Bennett.

Three different sources told CBSSports.com late Thursday that either an Oklahoma State official or someone speaking on behalf of an Oklahoma State official reached out to Bennett before Self formally rejected OSU's offer and promised the school could make Bennett among the highest-paid coaches in the nation if he was interested in talking if/once Self opted to remain at Kansas. According to the sources, Bennett rejected the overtures almost immediately and reiterated that he plans to continue coaching at Washington State.

So it's official, isn't it?

Tony Bennett is one content SOB.

And now the attention is back on Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder, who seems set on making a splash with this hire thanks to the money booster T. Boone Pickens can provide. Some notable possibilities bouncing around basketball circles are Southern California's Tim Floyd, Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon, Vanderbilt's Kevin Stallings and Memphis' John Calipari -- though it's unclear whether any of those coaches would actually jump from the good positions they currently hold. Among the more realistic possibilities being mentioned are Southern Illinois' Chris Lowery and VCU's Anthony Grant, the latter of whom one source believes will ultimately make the most sense.
Posted on: February 8, 2008 7:05 pm

Why Tim Floyd might just stay put

Tim Floyd is the obvious candidate at LSU.

It would be a mistake for Skip Bertman not to call him.

But there are reasons Floyd might opt to remain at Southern California despite LSU being his "dream" job. For those unfamiliar with his set-up, here are a few bullet points to outline the advantages of staying put:
  • The Galen Center is a fabulous, brand-new facility.
  • The Los Angeles recruiting base is large and filled with prospects.
  • Stoneridge Prep is just down the road and a perfect place to stash recruits.
  • Class of 2008 star Demar DeRozen is set to enroll this summer and play next season.
  • Class of 2009 star Renardo Sidney will likely commit to USC if Floyd remains the coach.
So it might be tough to leave all that, wouldn't you think?

And that's why guys like Anthony Grant (VCU), Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss) and Tony Bennett (Washington State) might make a little more sense than Floyd -- Grant and Kennedy more than Bennett, it's worth noting -- because they would be giving up less to relocate and have more to gain by doing it.
Category: NCAAB
Tags: LSU, Tim Floyd
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