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ESPN Pac-10 basketball notes


Some interesting things on ESPN about the Pac-10...

Tim Floyd's decision to resign is still hard to fathom for members of his staff. They fully expected him to fight the allegations that he paid $1,000 to O.J. Mayo's handler, Rodney Guillory. Instead, Floyd folded and went home to Mississippi. The move meant the recruiting class collapsed and USC was officially in rebuilding mode. USC athletic director Mike Garrett pushed to get Pitt coach Jamie Dixon multiple times before he was rebuffed. He also interviewed former Sacramento Kings Reggie Theus. There were flirtations with others in the NBA, but Garrett decided on Kevin O'Neill. The onetime Arizona interim coach and former head coach at Marquette, Tennessee and Northwestern (who also made various stops in the NBA) shouldn't offer much change on the court because O'Neill, like Floyd, is a defensive-minded coach. But the challenge will be in recruiting. Don't expect the new coach to deal with handlers, whether doing so is clean or not. How O'Neill handles this gig will be one of the more interesting things to watch.

It will be interesting.

I am actually looking forward to see just how it goes. I don't have high expectations but it will be interesting...

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