Wow. I don't understand letting this guy go. His starting pg was out
against Oregon and Minnesota. Who could possibly be unhappy with three final
four appearances in the last 10 years?
I understand it. UCLA has consistently had great talent recently but
doesn't have much to show. Plus, didn't you hear about the terrible
things going on in the program that he ignored? It was a national story not too
long ago about players bullying other players and doing some pretty bad things
and he looked the other way. He had alienated several prominent UCLA alumni, so
it is no surprise that he was let go and was seemingly quite deserving.
"about players bullying other players and doing some pretty bad things and
he looked the other way. He had alienated several prominent UCLA alumni"I hadn't heard that. I understand the firing now though! Thanks,
Two For Flinching, Yeah I'm sorry I forget all the specifics,
but I remember reading a story about it in Sports Illustrated. No question the
guy can coach and recruit, but I think too many people were driven away because
of the things that went on under his watch. This was a couple years back but
his reputation suffered.
Two For FlinchingBen Howland's complete lack of concern for
abuse occurring within his basketball program is the main reason Matt Carlino
transferred to BYU barely a month into his Freshman season at UCLA; and Matt
wasn't the only player who left UCLA because of it.
Would love Carlino to give his 2-bits but betting he will take the high road and
say nothing. But would be interesting to get his take here. Something is not right at UCLA and I for one think this is a good move.
Jon Wilner estimates that firing Howland and hiring Smart (from VCU) could very
well cost the Bruins in excess of $20 million, which is nearly as much as UCLA
gets annually from the new Pac-12 media rights deal.But remember:
The $20.8 million annual payout per school is an average over the life of the
deal. It starts much lower and uses an escalator. Next year, for example, the
Bruins will collect approx $17 million. (Utah, with only a 3/4 share next year,
will collect approx $12.75 million.)
UCLA should hire Rose. Look how he has turned BYU into one of the most respected
Bball teams in the country.
"UCLA should hire Rose. Look how he has turned BYU into one of the most
respected Bball teams in the country."Don't think Rose
would accept; he's very proud of the program he's built at BYU.
I didn't know BYU was one of the most respected teams in the country. How
did you come by this information? I don't understand why Cougar fans have
such a "look how good we are" mentality. You get that by playing great
basketball. Win some games in the NCAA tournament, say like Butler the last few
years, Gonzaga, etc. They're proving they are great programs.
lloyd braunRespect isn't measured only in wins and losses.
Sorry cougar fans but Dave Rose would not even be considered for an assistant
job at UCLA. He is a fine coach but he is not the UCLA kind of coach. Word in LA
is that they are looking to get Billy Donavon from Florida as the next coach.
Fred "The Mayor" Hoiberg from Iowa State should be a leading candidate.
I'd hate to see him leave ISU and I'm an alumn.
Fred Hoiberg, from Iowa State, should be a leading candidate. He packs them
into the arena. Fans love him. Being an ISU alumn, I'd hate to see him
go. Rumor has him being considered for the NBA and/or eventually to Indiana.
Both not to my liking.
UCLA should hire Bill Walton. He seems to have all the answers. He thinks UCLA
is loaded with talent and all the rest of the PAC-12 has only narrowly skilled
position players. Would love to see Arizona beat Walton each and every game.
Silent LurkerWhat makes U think BYU fans are even the slightest bit
interested in losing one of the best coaches in the country to UCLA?