Sources: Tim Floyd to be named UTEP basketball coach

Full story: El Paso Times

Tim Floyd will be named UTEP's basketball coach today, sources close to the program say.
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Caesar

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#1
Mar 30, 2010
 
Way to go EPTIMES, Andy Katz was able to write an entire article on espn.com before you guys could report this. This is great news though

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#2
Mar 30, 2010
 
Thank you Bob Stull. Well, we have a coach, hopefully Derrick will be part of this team and contribute to the success next year. GO MINERS!!
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#3
Mar 30, 2010
 
awesome, awesome, awesome.... great job mr. stull. i see season ticket sales on the rise..
Danny

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#4
Mar 30, 2010
 
This is great hire and I'm excited that we may have a coach who sees UTEP as a "destination job" and not a stepping stone. Kudos to the UTEP administration.
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#5
Mar 30, 2010
 
Woohhoo!!! Great news, Im so happy! I cant wait to buy my season tickets. Too bad Caracter is not coming back, since he already said,he's opting for the NBA. Plus the possible NBA look-out next year doesn't help matters for him...Go Miners!!!
Dot Dot Dot

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#6
Mar 30, 2010
 
Thank god.

I'm sure my rant yesterday had something to do with this. Lol
Granpa

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#7
Mar 30, 2010
 
Welcome home Tim. Now keep coach Dickey. He is liked and appreciated too.
Ryan G

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#8
Mar 30, 2010
 
I told myself that I would only get over Barbee leaving if we hired Tim Floyd...Barbee who??? TIM FLOYD HAS FILLED THE VOID!!!!!
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#9
Mar 30, 2010
 
WOW!!!!!!! ITS TIME TO GET YOUR SEASON TICKETS....ITS GOING TO BE FUN!!!!!!!
jdl

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Mar 30, 2010
 
YES!!
Doug

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Mar 30, 2010
 
El Paso Proud wrote:
Thank you Bob Stull. Well, we have a coach, hopefully Derrick will be part of this team and contribute to the success next year. GO MINERS!!
Derrick is finished as a college player regardless!
eddie

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Mar 30, 2010
 
If this is a dream, please dont wake me up!!!!!
Pete

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#13
Mar 30, 2010
 
Awesome! Great work by Stull if true. Although I was warming to the idea of Dickey staying around after reading more on him. Hiring Floyd is a big deal and I bet the team enjoys playing, and learning, from him a lot more than that douche-bag Barbee as well as be a much better team. Was hoping for Floyd would be able to keep Caracter, but oh well. He'll wind up playing for some team in Turkey watching his old team mates kick some A next year.
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#14
Mar 30, 2010
 
WOOOOOO-HOOOOOOO!!!!
HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!!!
FINAL 4 2011 HERE WE COME!!!!
Freddy Soto

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Mar 30, 2010
 
Doug wrote:
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Derrick is finished as a college player regardless!
Did you just throw a "regardless" in there?
Horacio

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#16
Mar 30, 2010
 
What a great selection and great for U.T.E.P. and El Paso! Go Miners!!!!
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#17
Mar 30, 2010
 
Character will most likely go pro. but floyd will find a Mexican to take his place. Or a tough Irish white boy from Michigan or Chicago or Ireland!!!!
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#18
Mar 30, 2010
 
Granpa wrote:
Welcome home Tim. Now keep coach Dickey. He is liked and appreciated too.
Yes Im so happy Floyd is the man, and I agree keep Dickey, he is well liked here in El Paso, I feel for him not getting head coaching job but Floyd is the man and he is meant to be here. I know with Floyd coaching here and Dickey and assistant we will have a great chance of going far in next years NCAA tournament. Hopefully and the players stay and new recruits don not back out of there commitment to play for the Miners. Go Utep!!!
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#19
Mar 30, 2010
 
Excellent hire UTEP! Congratulations and thank you to Mr. Stull, Dr. N., and the boosters.

Hopefully Coach Floyd can put the USC recruiting issues to rest and get to work with this promising Miner team. I am already looking forward to next year.

Go Miners!
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#20
Mar 30, 2010
 
Derrick Caracter can't come back to UTEP to play ever again.

The NCAA has a rule if you declare for the draft twice, you lose eligibility. Caracter has done that already.

He'll be playing overseas once he sees how stupid it was for him to leave school.

Hopefully our top recruits Bohannon and Korcheck will still make the Sun City home for the next 4 years.

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