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Floyd move to UA would be rarity

Mike Montgomery is only the third man to coach at two Pac-10 schools: Stanford and now California.

Mike Montgomery is only the third man to coach at two Pac-10 schools: Stanford and now California.

If USC coach Tim Floyd accepts an offer to jump to Arizona, it will be a rarity. Not many head coaches move from Pac-10 school to Pac-10 school.

In the history of the league, there have been only four head basketball coaches to jump within the conference. Just one of those went directly from one school to the other – Marv Harshman, who went from Washington State to Washington after the 1971 season.

The other two-timers are:

• Mike Montgomery. He spent 18 seasons at Stanford, from 1986 to 2004 before trying his hand at the NBA. He returned to college coaching last season, taking over at Cal and directing the Bears to the NCAA Tournament.

• George Raveling. He coached Washington State from 1972 to 1983 before replacing Lute Olson at Iowa. Raveling returned to the Pac-10 in 1987, coaching USC for seven seasons.

• Forrest Twogood. He led Idaho from 1937 to 1941 when the league was the Pacific Coast Conference. He coached at USC from 1951 to 1966.

Keep in mind that Floyd, 55, has insisted several times in his four seasons at USC that he isn’t going anywhere.

“This will be my last pro or college job. My last job, period,” Floyd said at his introductory press conference on Jan. 14, 2005.

He said the same thing when he was courted by LSU last year.

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