July 24, 2014
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.