USC contacts ex-coach Floyd about hoops job
MAR 05, 2013 7:27a ET
Floyd was hired the following year in El Paso, three decades after he got his first coaching job under legendary Miners coach Don Haskins. He has a 56-39 record with the Miners in three seasons.A person with knowledge of the situation said at least one other interview has been conducted, with Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins, who played at Santa Ana Mater Dei.
Kevin O'Neill, who replaced Floyd, was fired by Haden in January and the team has been coached by Bob Cantu, who was an assistant to Floyd.
Floyd's contract with UTEP runs through 2015 and pays at least $600,000 a year, according to the El Paso Times. He owes no financial penalty under the contract if he leaves UTEP.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.