Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational - Day 1 - UNLV v USC

Want to be the new coach at USC? Try applying for the job!

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My day has officially been made.

Just hours after USC announced on their website the decision to fire head coach Kevin O’Neill, they made another posting: on the USC jobs site, the university announced that they were accepting applicants for the head coaching position of the Men’s Basketball team.

Minimum qualifications?


Seriously. Nothing’s listed for minimum qualifications, although I would assume that prior head coaching experience, or at least a decade’s worth of assistant coaching experience at the high-major level, would be required.

Also, there are no skills required, but I would hazard a guess that the ability to recruit the best players in Southern California (ahem, Kevin O’Neill) while staying off the NCAA’s radar (looking at you, Tim Floyd) are a must. Actual coaching acumen, the ability to win games and respectability in the community would all probably be a bonus, but if Lane Kiffin has proven anything, that’s negotiable.

As is the salary.

You better believe I applied. A cool $1 million a year is all it would take to pry me away from NBC.

(Thanks, Kevin Pelton)

You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

VIDEO: UNLV’s Derrick Jones with more ridiculous dunks

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UNLV freshman Derrick Jones is probably the best dunker in college basketball and he took flight a few times on Tuesday afternoon at the Maui Invitational.

The Runnin’ Rebels trailed host school Chaminade at the half before rallying for a win and Jones had a couple of highlight-reel plays in the win.

VIDEO: UMass Lowell game delayed by shattered backboard

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UMass Lowell’s game with Wheelock College was delayed for a little over an hour on Tuesday afternoon after a dunk attempt from Dontavius Smith broke the backboard.

The game resumed and UMass Lowell won 104-76. Here’s the video of Smith shattering the glass after he took flight. Smith finished the game with 14 points.