Why Coach Tim Floyd should/should not leave UTEP if there really is a deal to return to USC as head basketball coach.
Leave: UTEP looks to be going nowhere in the conference world. Realignment is taking the top programs/cities in UTEP's Conference USA. Nobody has asked UTEP to join the Mountain West or Big East conferences.
Stay: Can't think of a reason he'd stay, if that's a major consideration
Leave: USC pays millions a year, with multi-millions in long-term financial promices. Floyd makes about ... peanuts here.
Stay: Floyd has to already be financially set. He got a big deal to leave the NBA Chicago Bulls. He's got to be financially well set. You and I could use some more millions, because we don't have any millions. He's got "money already."
Leave: He'd be going to a big U.S. Market again.
Stay: Why go to LA when you're not even in the top 12 names of big names? And you're getting old; he's not a young pup. People in El Paso love Tim Floyd. He and all of his family members will be always welcomed by friendly people in El Paso. This is a better place to be as far as being wanted.
Bottom line: Tim Floyd doesn't have to leave El Paso to be a financially-secure man. And he still has that chance to return UTEP basketball to national prominence. THAT should be Floyd's legacy.
Tim Floyd, who got his start as an assistant coach here, should stay here and turn UTEP into a real player again in NCAA college basketball.