If Florida Gulf Coast University head coach Andy Enfield had faxed his résumé over to USC two weeks ago and asked to be considered for their vacant head coaching position, Trojans athletic director Pat Haden probably would have slam dunked it into the closest wastebasket. What a difference two weeks—and a run to the Sweet 16—makes.
Late yesterday, Enfield confirmed that he will be the new coach at USC, effective immediately. Last season, he made about $157,000 as the head coach at FGCU. But, in his new role with the Trojans, he will reportedly make at least $1 million a year for the next six seasons and will be in charge of trying to revamp a USC program that has been down in the dumps for the last couple of years.
"In meeting with Pat Haden, I was very impressed with his vision for the men's basketball program," Enfield said in a statement. "I am looking forward to bringing an exciting, up-tempo style of play to USC and building the men's basketball brand into one that the fans and basketball community will enjoy and respect."
So, should we now refer to "Lob City" as "Dunk City"?! We don't know yet. But, we do know that there is going to be a whole lot of highlights coming out of Los Angeles next season. Get excited.
[via ESPN Los Angeles]