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Floyd's ahead of schedule at "last job"

In just two seasons, Tim Floyd has USC in the Sweet 16 and looking primed to become a national power, writes Mark Schlabach.

Originally Published: March 21, 2007
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Two years ago, Southern California coach Tim Floyd was as far away from basketball as he'd ever been. After a second unsuccessful coaching stint in the NBA, Floyd and his wife had retreated to their lake home in rural Mississippi.

"It's 30 minutes down dirt roads," Floyd said. "We just had a wonderful 18 months."

Floyd might have retired there, but he also was determined to restore a coaching career that had faded fast in the NBA. Floyd decided his favorite ...

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