Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/11/14
Twitter just exploded with the news that the UCLA Bruins have hired Steve Alford away from New Mexico. Steve Alford is not an upgrade over the just fired Ben Howland. Alford went to one sweet sixteen, 14 years and three jobs ago. Alford hasn’t advanced past the round-of-32 in his last 6 NCAA Tournaments, compiling a tourney record of just 5-7. And Steve Alford had just “agreed” to a 10 year, $20 million contract extension with the Lobos ten days ago. “We’ve really started to put our imprint on the program,” Alford told the media. So either contract extensions mean nothing, or the word of Steve Alford means nothing or the contract extensions of Steve Alford mean nothing. His buyout was just one million. However, as bad as Steve Alford is at coaching during March madness, he’s a much worse human being. During his time leading the Iowa Hawkeyes, Alford was basically a sympathizer for sexual assault. Alford tried to make himself, the Hawkeyes program, and his player who committed the ac...

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