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Kevin O'Neill (photo courtesy USC)
LOS ANGELES - Even defeating Utah couldn't save Kevin O'Neill's basketball coaching job.
University of Southern California athletic director Pat Haden apparently had had enough, firing O'Neill after going 1-14 on the road - the one victory came on a 76-59 victory at Utah on Saturday. O'Neill started this season 7-10, and assistant coach Bob Cantu will serve as head coach in the interim.
O'Neill had a 48-65 overall record in four years at USC, and went 6-26 during the 2012
campaign. USC has lost 9
of its last 13 games, including a losing streak of 5 games during that stretch.
Haden said the following in a release posted on USC's website:
"I would like to thank Kevin O'Neill for his four years of service to
USC. He took over a program under difficult
circumstances because of our NCAA issues and, despite that, he was able
to do some good things. It was hard for me to evaluate him as a head c...
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LOS ANGELES -- USC athletic director Pat Haden announced Monday morning that head basketball coach Kevin ONeill has been relieved of his duties.
The move comes on the heels of the Trojans win at Utah Saturday, that snapped a 14-game road losing streak. In just over three seasons, ONeill guided the Trojans to a 48-65 record, and was just 6-26 last season. The Trojans are currently...
Southern California athletic director Pat Haden says Trojans men's basketball coach Kevin O'Neill has been relieved of his duties.
The school says assistant coach Bob Cantu will serve as interim head coach while USC searches for a successor.
Haden says in a news release that it became evident to him this season that the program needed new leadership and that it was best...
USC athletic directo Pat Haden announced Monday that Kevin O'Neill was relieved of his coaching duties as the head coach of the men's basketball team. Haden elected assistant coach Bob Cantu to serve as the interim head coach as USC conducts a coaching search. Cantu spoke with FOX Sports NEXT the same day the news was announced.
USC (7-10, 2-2) must now focus on moving forward through the remainder of its Pac-12 schedule without four-year head coach Kevin O'Neill. O'Neill was let go by athletic director Pat Haden on Monday.