Following the sudden departure of Frank Haith, the Missouri Tigers are now in search for someone to head up their basketball program as they continue to rise in the SEC, and an oh-so-familiar name has sprung up out of nowhere on Tuesday night, and it’s that of current UTEP head coach Tim Floyd, according to ESPN.
UTEP’s Tim Floyd has emerged as a strong candidate for the Missouri opening, a source close to the situation told ESPN.
While he is at UTEP right now, Floyd is best knows for his stints as head coach at USC, and in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets.
As far as in the collegiate ranks, Floyd did at one point have the Trojans basketball program in a good position, which including three NCAA Tournament appearances and a Sweet 16 appearance in 2007.
Floyd, should he ultimately be the choice to take over, would be taking over for Haith who left the Missouri program this week nearly without notice to take over Tulsa.