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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

AP - Tim Floyd Hired at UTEP (this one I got right, ed.)

Beware the Triangle and Two!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tim Floyd, the former Southern California and Chicago Bulls coach, was hired as the coach at Texas-El Paso, where he was once an assistant to Don Haskins.

Floyd, 56, who most recently was an assistant for the New Orleans Hornets, left U.S.C. after the 2008-9 season amid allegations of recruiting violations involving O. J. Mayo. Floyd has denied any wrongdoing and says he expects to be cleared in the continuing N.C.A.A. investigation.

Floyd replaces Tony Barbee, who left to become Auburn’s coach. Barbee led UTEP to the N.C.A.A. tournament, where it lost in the first round to Butler.

In four years at U.S.C., Floyd went 85-50, with three N.C.A.A. tournament appearances. He was an assistant to Haskins from 1978 to 1986. (AP)

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