Basketball: Trojans hire O’Neill

Well, that diidn’t take long. In a swift move, perhaps intended to halt the program’s bleeding, USC hired Kevin O’Neill today as its new coach. O’Neill had mixed results in his one season as interim replacement for Lute Olson at Arizona in 2007-08, but the guy can coach. Here is the Trojans’ official news release, plus a story from ESPN.com.

Here’s a story on one-time USC signee Noel Johnson, who has chosen Clemson.

Jeff Faraudo