Plyler: Former Bulls Coach Interviews with Tigers
CLEMSON – According to sources close to radio host Mickey Plyler, former Chicago Bulls coach Tim Floyd is on the Clemson campus Tuesday to interview for the men's head basketball job.
Floyd compiled a 49-190 record in four seasons with the Bulls. As a college coach, Floyd had a record of 243-130 (.651) and eight post-season tournament appearances in twelve years.
Floyd is a relentless recruiter who had the reputation of taking moderately talented teams and winning big by teaching man-to-man pressure defense and intensity to the players. In 1996-97, Floyd coached an Iowa State team that was picked for last place in the Big Eight Conference by most pre-season publications to a 24-9 record and a league tournament championship. That year Floyd earned Big Eight Coach-of-the-Year honors and finished second in National Coach-of-the-Year balloting.
Floyd Coaching Record
Year School W-L Pct. Tournaments
1986-87 Idaho 16-14 .533
1987-88 Idaho 19-11 .633
2-year total 35-25 .583
1988-89 New Orleans 19-11 .633 NIT
1989-90 New Orleans 21-11 .656 NIT
1990-91 New Orleans 23-8 .742 NCAA
1991-92 New Orleans 18-14 .563
1992-93 New Orleans 26-4 .867 NCAA
1993-94 New Orleans 20-10 .667 NIT
6-year total 127-58 .686
1994-95 Iowa State 23-11 .676 NCAA
1995-96 Iowa State 24-9 .727 NCAA
1996-97 Iowa State 22-9 .710 NCAA
1997-98 Iowa State 12-18 .400
4-year total 81-47 .633
Career 243-130 .651
Other candidates for the Clemson job are Dayton coach Oliver Purnell, Oklahoma State assistant coach Sean Sutton, and Maryland assistant Dave Dickerson.
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