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Tim Floyd enjoying life outside the NBA

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Tim Floyd is a former NBA coach, mostly with the Chicago Bulls, in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He also coached the New Orleans Hornets for the 2003-04 season, and the Utah Jazz the season after that.

Floyd was the first coach of the Bulls after Michael Jordan retired and Phil Jackson stopped coaching the team. His record with the franchise was nothing to write home about, and he was fired midseason in his fourth year with Chicago.

Nowadays, Floyd lays low and likes the simpler joys in life, per Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.

“I’m living a very anonymous life right now,” Floyd told The Register. “Very boring, but it’s OK. It’s probably what I need right now.”

He continued about why he stopped coaching in the NBA.

“My blood pleasure was getting out of whack,” Floyd told me Friday. “I had to get my body back to being right. I had to address some things health-wise.

“I just figured it was time.”

“The grandkids are great,” he said. “Outside of that, I’ve got to find some things to do. I’m not into country music. We have an area that’s all of about four-feet wide to garden, and my wife’s in charge of that.

After his NBA days, Floyd went to coach USC, but was mired in a controversy that forced him to resign. He coached college basketball a bit after that, but has since left the game again.