"Happy Thanksgiving" Bahamas style

Andy Enfield / USA Today Sports

USC head coach Andy Enfield and UTEP head coach Tim Floyd exchange words in the Bahamas; staffs get involved.

Seth Davis first reported an altercation taking place at the welcome reception at the Battle 4 Atlantis between USC head coach Andy Enfield and UTEP head coach Tim Floyd. Davis reporting that USC assistant Tony Bland had to be "restrained" from "going after" UTEP assistant (and former USC interim head coach) Bob Cantu and that USC assistant Jason Hart was also "in the mix."

SCPlaybook has since spoken to a source who witnessed the situation in Atlantis between the USC and UTEP staffs.

According to our source, Enfield, joined by his wife Amanda, approached Floyd to apologize for comments published in Men's Journal at the end of last week. Those comments, regarding Floyd's current position as the head coach at the University of Texas-El Paso.

As Enfield began speaking to Floyd, according to our source, Floyd began yelling profanities in Enfield's face, spitting, and jabbing him in the chest with his fingers.

Enfield's assistants saw the altercation taking place from across the room and joined Enfield to try to diffuse the situation, at which point Floyd began yelling at USC assistant Jason Hart.

Our source says Cantu – at first just watching the altercation -- joined in, yelling at the USC staff. Bland tried to calm the situation, raising his voice to tell all involved "this wasn't the time or place" before another USC staff member pulled Bland away as a UTEP staffer pulled Cantu away.

Earlier in the day, our source said that USC assistants saw – and shook hands – with Bob Cantu and thought all differences were settled.

This situation stems from Floyd accusing Enfield of tampering with UTEP signee Isaac Hamilton of Los Angeles (Calif.) St. John Bosco. Hamilton wanted out of his Letter of Intent at UTEP to play college basketball closer to home, a story that broke in July. He has since signed with UCLA.

USC plays Villanova tomorrow at 10 am PT.

Keep it on SCPlaybook.com for the latest on this developing story.

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