O'Neill Introduced as USC Head Coach

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin O'Neill has taken over Southern California's troubled basketball program.

O'Neill was introduced today by athletic director Mike Garrett at a campus news conference.

Both O'Neill and Garrett refused to answer questions about the coach's contract at the private university, including its length.

The 52-year-old coach returns to the college ranks after spending last season as an assistant with the Memphis Grizzles.

O'Neill replaces Tim Floyd who resigned suddenly on June 9 amid allegations that he paid to have O.J. Mayo play for him at USC.

In Floyd's four-year tenure, the Trojans reached the NCAA tournament the last three seasons and won the school's first Pac-10 tournament title in March.


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