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Updated Jan 14, 2013 - 11:04 am

Is ASU's Musselman a candidate for USC opening?

USC made news Monday morning when athletic director Pat Haden fired head basketball coach Kevin O'Neill.

O'Neill was in his fourth season with the Trojans and had a 48-65 record with the school. This season, USC was 7-10 and 2-2 in the Pac-12 following a 76-59 win at Utah Saturday which snapped a 12-game road losing streak.

Bob Cantu, one of O'Neill's assistants, will guide the team on an interim basis.

But now the fun begins. Names of potential successors are already floating around, and that list includes a local figure, according to Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears.

Musselman is in his first season on Herb Sendek's staff at Arizona State, and has played a part in the Sun Devils' resurgence in 2012-13. After splitting in Oregon over the weekend, ASU is 14-3 and 3-1 in Pac-12 play as they head home to host highly-ranked in-state rival Arizona Saturday in Tempe.

Interestingly enough, Spears pulled the tweet just moments after posting it.


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