Posted November 29, 2013

Tim Floyd: USC coach Andy Enfield’s comments to magazine were ‘inappropriate’

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UTEP head coach Tim Floyd has a 62-43 record in three-plus seasons at the school. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

UTEP head coach Tim Floyd has a 62-43 record in three-plus seasons at the school. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

UTEP basketball Tim Floyd addressed the heated argument that he had with USC head coach Andy Enfield at a reception before the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.

Floyd had accused Enfield of tampering with McDonald’s All-American Isaac Hamilton, who signed a national letter of intent with UTEP.  Hamilton ended up signing with UCLA.

After UTEP’s 78-70 win over Tennessee on Wednesday night, Floyd said he didn’t appreciate Enfield’s comments to Men’s Journal magazine. In a profile of the new USC coach, he is quoted as saying, “Tim Floyd shows up every day at work and realizes he lives in El Paso, Texas. And he’s pissed off that he didn’t get the USC job two months ago.”

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“His comments in that damn magazine were totally inappropriate, Floyd said via Ben Frederickson of Knoxblogs.com. “Totally inappropriate. So that’s all I’ve got to say, alright? And as far as him saying he was just trying to apologize yesterday? It would have been really nice if he apologized about three weeks ago, when that magazine article came out. Call me and try to do it then. His timing wasn’t very good. It was too late.”


11 comments
Octavio
Octavio

The more I read about Enfield, the less I like him.

DSM
DSM

I guess Enfield follows the LA motto that all publicity is good publicity.  I guess when Enfield shows up at work, he does not worry at all about the recruits he left behind in Florida, who can't transfer without sitting out a year.

Azeron
Azeron

“Tim Floyd shows up every day at work and realizes he lives in El Paso, Texas. And he’s pissed off that he didn’t get the USC job two months ago.”


I don't think he should apologize for saying this unless Floyd denies it.

mwgab
mwgab

Can't wait until USC plays those "slow" Bruins in January

CarlLegg
CarlLegg

Enfield fitting right in to TInseltown

dandogwood
dandogwood

Andy Enfield is running a big mouth before doing anything at USC. Gap toothed Opie.

ucla2k3
ucla2k3

Everything about USC is inappropriate lol

rbedeker
rbedeker

Should have apologized three weeks ago?! I am still waiting for Floyd to apologize for being the worst Bulls coach ever. Get over yourself.


bobinpowell
bobinpowell

Coaches are such wonderful role models and mentors to young men.