By: Ryan Phillips | 9 hours ago Follow @RumorsandRants
Steve Alford is out of a job. According to multiple reports, Alford was fired by UCLA late Sunday night. The Daily Gawk was the first on the scene early Sunday.
Steve Alford’s 6-year run at UCLA might end today. If certain influential people out here in LA have their way, I’m told Steve Alford will be bought out today. pic.twitter.com/JSQnOcJJrz
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) December 30, 2018
After a 7-6 start that included a fourth-straight loss on Saturday to lowly Liberty, it appeared Alford’s time in Westwood was coming to an end. Despite a ton of recruiting success with the Bruins, the 54-year-old head coach could never find high-level success in LA.
Despite all that success on the recruiting trail, Alford never won a Pac-12 title at UCLA and never went beyond the S 16. He’ll finish his run there with a 124-63 (.663) record in five-plus seasons. He also finishes with a 55-35 (.611) mark in conference.
The search is on for the next coach who will attempt to take UCLA back to the top of college basketball.