Dunk City West: USC Hires FGCU's Enfield
Dunk City is heading to Hollywood.
USC hired Florida Gulf Coast's Andy Enfield on Monday, signing him to a six-year deal that will pay him more than $1 million a year.
Pat Haden, USC's athletic director, said "those in the basketball world have known of his abilities for a while."
Enfield said he was looking forward to bringing his style of play to USC.
"In meeting with Pat Haden, I was very impressed with his vision for the men's basketball program," Enfield said in a statement. "I am looking forward to bringing an exciting, up-tempo style of play to USC and building the men's basketball brand into one that the fans and basketball community will enjoy and respect."
Enfield led the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, a No. 15 seed, to the Sweet 16. It was the first time a No. 15 seed has ever made it to the Sweet 16.
The high-flying Eagles electrified the college basketball world by playing with joy while throwing down monster slam dunks and alley-oops that earned them the "Dunk City" nickname.
Enfiled and his wife Amanda, a former model, seem like a good fit in Los Angeles and at USC, where Enfield will be under less pressure to win than UCLA's recent hire Steve Alford.