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On further review, how ESPN played it on USC's Tim Floyd

April 3, 2009 |  8:45 am

Everyone is entitled to mistakes.

Or at least entitled to hiding their mistakes.

Consider ESPN's coverage of Arizona's attempts to woo USC basketball coach Tim Floyd.

On Wednesday, after word leaked that Floyd was in Tucson, ESPN's website carried this:

Tim Floyd will be named basketball coach at Arizona, Mark Asher of Sports 620 KTAR, ESPN's radio affiliate in Phoenix, is reporting according to multiple sources.

On Thursday, after Floyd announced he was staying at USC, the site ran this:

Floyd met Wednesday afternoon with Arizona athletic director Jim Livengood and was offered the job, according to Mark Asher of Sports 620 KTAR, ESPN's radio affiliate in Phoenix.

ESPN's reputation seems a little KTARnished there.

-- Chris Foster

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