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USC's answer to basketball coach might be up the street

June 9, 2009 |  8:59 pm

Open the Floyd gates ....

Tim Floyd's sudden resignation as USC's basketball coach will set in motion the rumor mill (now, John Wooden is not interested in the job). It also leaves Athletic Director Mike Garrett with a bit of a problem --almost every competent (and even incompetent) college coach already has a job, and a half-empty Galen Center that sits in the shadow of all that UCLA has done on the basketball court isn't going to pry Mike Krzyzewski away from Duke.

What to do, what to do ...

Well, the answer might be taking a walk up Figueroa Avenue.

Lakers assistants Jim Cleamons and Brian Shaw could have interest, and it would seem a face-saving move by Garrett, especially if the Lakers win the NBA title. Any success achieved with the rubble that was once the Trojan basketball program would look good on a resume.

-- Chris Foster

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