Former USC coach Tim Floyd, who abruptly left the Trojans' bench in June as allegations about the improper recruiting of O.J. Mayo surfaced, says his departure was related to his deteriorating relationship with USC athletic director Mike Garrett.
O.J. Mayo did not accept gifts or money while he was recruited by USC or playing with the Trojans, his agent said Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Kevin O'Neill's passion for the game and diligence for detail in coaching should serve him well as USC's coach. On Saturday, athletic director Mike Garrett tagged him as Tim Floyd's replacement.
USC announced Saturday that Kevin O'Neill has been hired as men's basketball coach following the resignation of former coach Tim Floyd.
A former confidante of O.J. Mayo reportedly said that USC coach Tim Floyd gave money to another man as reward for the player choosing the Trojans.
In just two seasons, Tim Floyd has USC in the Sweet 16 and looking primed to become a national power, writes Mark Schlabach.