Kevin O'Neill out as USC coach

Updated: January 14, 2013, 6:08 PM ET
By Jason King | ESPN.com

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 ...

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