Plyler: Former Bulls Coach Interviews with Tigers

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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.

Listen to "Plyler on Sports" weekdays 4-6PM on 1070AM in Upstate SC.

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