Hornets hire Floyd

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 10, 2003

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Hornets decided to give Tim Floyd a chance to prove he is better coach than his disastrous NBA debut with the Chicago Bulls.

Floyd, whose 49-190 record with Chicago in just over three seasons left him with one of the lowest wining percentages in NBA history, reached an agreement with the Hornets on Monday.

Floyd said he will earn about $4.8 million in base salary over three years, plus incentives tied to playoff victories, but added, ''I didn't get back into this for the money.''

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