Floyd: Treatment by Garrett why I left

Updated: January 21, 2010, 9:27 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former USC coach Tim Floyd, who abruptly left the Trojans' bench in June as allegations about the improper recruiting of O.J. Mayo surfaced, said Wednesday that his departure was related to his deteriorating relationship with athletic director Mike Garrett and had nothing to do with the allegations, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.

Floyd, now a New Orleans Hornets assistant, and Mayo, who played for Floyd at USC and now starts for the Memphis Grizzlies, shared a hug before the two ...

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