I already mentioned Lindsay Gottlieb and Andy Enfield share the same agent (Bret Just). But a part of me wonders if Gottlieb had been an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic instead of the Cleveland Cavaliers, would she have gotten the job? The decision-makers in the athletic dept. are obsessed with Cincinnati/Ohio, so Gottlieb might have been known simply because she was coaching 250 miles … Continue reading Did The Cincinnati/Ohio Pipeline Work Again?
The hiring of Lindsay Gottlieb as women’s basketball coach is a good reminder of something that is always true of USC: It always spends the money when it wants to. Mark Trakh was one of the lowest-paid coaches in the Pac-12 at around $325,000. Gottlieb should easily make more than $1 million per year. She might make a million more than Trakh. Plus her assistants … Continue reading Today Is A Reminder USC Always Has Money
USC has signed Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Lindsay Gottlieb, the former Cal coach, to a six-year contract as its new women’s basketball coach. Gottlieb had reportedly rebuffed USC initially before changing her mind. The fact she took the job means USC is paying a lot more than it has traditionally because of what NBA assistants make and she is now one of the highest-paid coaches … Continue reading USC Hires Lindsay Gottlieb
USC point guard Endyia Rogers, who led the Trojans in scoring last season, is transferring and could be headed to Arizona, per a published report. Rogers led USC in scoring (14.4 ppg) and rebounding (4.4 rpg) last season. She apparently is not interested in sticking around and seeing who Coach Bohn hires. Arizona went to the NCAA championship game, has a charasmatic coach (Adia Barnes) … Continue reading USC Leading Scorer To Arizona?
USC is having enough trouble selling football season tickets right now and then I get these personalized ads today. I suppose it would be interesting to find out how season-ticket sales are going with basketball after fans were not allowed last season. Did the Elite Eight spur a ticket boost or does Evan Mobley’s departure cause fans to be more skeptical about buying tickets? Continue reading USC Pushing Season Tickets
Mark Trakh, who coached USC women’s basketball for two different stints from 2005-09 and 2018-21, announced his retirement today. “This is a perfect time for a transition in the Trojan basketball program,” Trakh said. “I can’t imagine a more optimal time for all of us to embrace a fresh start. I am incredibly thankful to athletic director Mike Bohn, senior woman administrator Joyce Bell Limbrick and … Continue reading USC Women’s Basketball Coach Mark Trakh “Retires”