USC’s Enfield Disses Steve Alford
Less than seven months into his tenure as USC’s men’s basketball coach, Andy Enfield has already demonstrated a perpetual willingness to fire verbal barbs at the Trojans’ crosstown rivals.
After making fun of UCLA’s slow offensive pace during a USC practice in October, Enfield delighted a collection of boosters at a recent luncheon with his disregard for the Bruins’ own first-year coach, Steve Alford.
“I don’t worry about them,” Enfield told the boosters. “I’ve made it to one Sweet Sixteen in two years [as a head coach], and he’s made it to one Sweet Sixteen in 18 years.”
Enfield also got a shot in at UTEP counterpart Tim Floyd, who recently claimed that Enfield had tampered with the recruitment of ex-Miners commit Isaac Hamilton (who eventually wound up at UCLA).
“Tim Floyd shows up every day at work and realizes he lives in El Paso, Texas,” said Enfield. “And he’s pissed off that he didn’t get the USC job two months ago. I told him, ‘Tim, if I could have all this power to somehow convince a family to do this, why the heck didn’t the kid come last spring, when I first got the job?’ ”
Sounds like Enfield’s style of play and gorgeous wife are not the only things that are crowd-pleasing.