Tim Floyd announces retirement at UTEP

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Tim FloydUTEP men’s basketball head coach Tim Floyd announced his retirement Monday night after a 66-52 loss to Lamar.

“This is the right time, I know this is the right time,” said the former UNO and New Orleans Hornets head coach. The Miners are off to a 1-5 start.

Floyd was 135–81 (.625) overall at UTEP with two NIT appearances. He was unable to take the Miners to any NCAA tournament since taking over the program in 2010.

A disciple of UTEP coaching legend Don Haskins, Floyd has also served as head coach for Idaho, Iowa State, USC and the Chicago Bulls.

A native of Hattiesburg, Floyd played at Louisiana Tech where he served as an assistant before joining Haskins’ staff in El Paso for 10 seasons.

At UNO, Floyd posted a 127–58 mark in six seasons as head coach. During his tenure, the Privateers made two NCAA Tournament appearances in 1991 and 1993 and played in the NIT three times. Floyd averaged 21 wins a season on the Lakefront.

As head coach of the New Orleans Hornets in 2003–04, Floyd posted a 41–41 record and led his injury-plagued team to a near upset in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Miami Heat eliminated New Orleans in seven games.

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