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Floyd 'didn't see it coming'

Updated: May 13, 2004, 7:56 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Being fired by the New Orleans Hornets after only one season on the job was a complete surprise, Tim Floyd said Thursday.

"I was shocked," Floyd said in a telephone interview with the Associated Press. "I didn't feel any support from management, but I didn't see it coming."

Floyd, hired last summer to replace Paul Silas, said he knew owner George Shinn expected the Hornets to advance deep into the playoffs, an ambition Floyd thinks was too optimistic.

"We were ...

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