USC men's basketball team missing the...

USC men's basketball team missing the point

There are 13 comments on the LA Daily News story from Mar 5, 2009, titled USC men's basketball team missing the point. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Trojans' Head Coach Tim Floyd argues a foul call in the game against UCLA on Jan.

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Pasadena, CA

#1 Mar 5, 2009
Not since the Stan Morrison era, has USC Basketball been such an embarrassment. I always have the feeling that we're on the verge of something...and its not a PAC 10 championship....I always have the feeling we're one step away from a major violation and probation.

Tim Floyd was a good idea, but its not working. "Always compete" isn't the mantra of the basketball program, it seems to be 'always be a slouch' and 'get away with what you can'.
fanof the game

Hayward, CA

#3 Mar 5, 2009
I could have told you that years ago this is the MO of a tim Floyd program. Constant turmoil, constant turnover on the roster, no stability, Floyd doesn't build programs because he's obsessed with trying to be like Jerry Tarkanian and find shortcuts to recruit good players that nobody else will touch. Jefferson and mayo should have been enough to convince him how dumb that was but now he takes Sidney?

Floyd clearly feels that USC is untouchable by the NCAA in the light of all the evidence against Mayo and still nothing has come down, so why not take Sidney I guess. Floyd continues to run a shady program with package deals, athletes who need online BYU courses to qualify, then get into school and continue to struggle(look at the team GPA under Floyd). You'd think if the AD and school president don't have any ethics at least the fans and alums would put their foot down and say enough is enough if we're not going to win why should we tolerate this shady coach?

Marina Del Rey, CA

#4 Mar 5, 2009
Why no mention of that stellar point guard from Beverly Hills that the Trojans signed last year: Percy Miller aka Lil' Romeo. What a wasted scholarship for a kid not talented enough to get a scholly and could've walked on if he really wanted to play at SC.

Irvine, CA

#6 Mar 5, 2009
The problem with Floyd is all of the players he has recruited have issues. Whether it is qulaifying out of HS(Jefferson, Gibson, Washington), one and dones(Mayo, Derozan, Sidney), transfers, package deals, etc., he hasn't brought in a single stable player that didn't transfer out. After the OJ Mayo scandal, he is now bringing in another NCAA invetigation waiting to happen. Hoepfully the NCAA microscope won't spill over into football. They have enough problems fighting off the Reggie Bush fiasco.

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Mar 5, 2009
SW wouldn't know a good coach if one sat on his face. Floyd knows the game. SW also doesn't know jack about players. Austin is not athletic, not the way SW says. He was not a Pac 10 level player. Wolfie does get it right about the point guard position. Mystifying that USC can't get one.

Chino Hills, CA

#8 Mar 5, 2009
Your post, for the most part, is quite accurate. Sometimes your negativity and reality mesh as one. Couple of comments...The Klay situation was not Floyd's fault, as you have implied. Bob Boyd the best basketball coach in USC history? That is somewhat debateable. He indeed was an excellent offensive coach but he had his problems. He had absolutely no clue regarding momentum. He was unable to recognize the occasional 'Gamer' on his team and bent over backwards to use his substitutional schemes to say, "Screw you" to clammoring SC fans. There were also other SC coaches with better career records but Mr. Boyd did run a clean program, as opposed to some coaches who had to make deals with the university prior to their departure... and HE at least had control over himself on the sidelines. Best basketball coach in USC history? To date, I doubt there is one. Now football, that is a different story...McKay, Goux, PC all stand out above the herd (no pun intended). But hoops? Nah!

Reseda, CA

#9 Mar 5, 2009
Story averages 6.2 ppg, not 1.8. How do you mess up that stat?

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Mar 5, 2009
Klay Thompson is a nice player, but he has no chance of being freshman of the Year ... try Isiah thomas of washington

manhattan_beach_ dude


Since: Jan 09

Manhattan Beach CA

#11 Mar 5, 2009
Mike wrote:
Klay Thompson is a nice player, but he has no chance of being freshman of the Year ... try Isiah thomas of washington
that little bastard tore up the Bruins.

manhattan_beach_ dude


Since: Jan 09

Manhattan Beach CA

#12 Mar 5, 2009
can't say bass tard

Fontana, CA

#13 Mar 6, 2009
"Klay Thompson, possibly the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year"

Do you even watch Pac-10 hoops? Have you never heard of Isaiah Thomas? I'd like to give you Vegas odds on whatever you'd like to wager that Thompson doesn't come close to the amount of votes Thomas gets.
Texastrojan 83

United States

#14 Mar 8, 2009
what happened to Jefferson..

Highland Park, IL

#15 Mar 9, 2009
scott wolf, what a freakin idiot

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