Video: Medcalf on USC firing Kevin O'Neill

USC Fires Kevin O'Neill

Myron Medcalf discusses USC's firing of head basketball coach Kevin O'Neill.

USC basketball coach Kevin O'Neill was fired Monday during an 8 a.m. PT meeting with athletic director Pat Haden and associate athletic director Steve Lopes.

"They informed me they were going in a different direction," O'Neill told ESPN.com by phone as he was driving home from the meeting. "I thanked them for the opportunity. I have nothing but great things to say about the university. It's a great place."

USC was 7-10 this season under O'Neill, including a 2-2 mark in Pac-12 play. A year ago the injury-riddled Trojans finished 6-26 and won only one conference game.