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UCLA Names Steve Alford New Head Coach

Last updated on Monday, April 1, 2013

(Los Angeles, CA) - The UCLA Bruins have hired former Indiana University basketball star, Steve Alford, as the school’s next men’s basketball coach.

Alford will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday in Los Angeles and joins UCLA after spending six seasons as head coach of the New Mexico Lobos.

His 24 seasons of head coaching experience earned him a lucrative 7-year, 18.2 million dollar contract with the Bruins, averaging out to 2.6 million dollars a season.

The school was rumored to have offered Brad Stevens of the Butler Bulldogs the head coaching position.

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