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  • UCLA has wrapped up Steve Alford for another year

    https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/sta...41451327459333

    per Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein):

    UCLA's Steve Alford has received a contract extension through the 2020-21 season, per release.

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    http://www.uclabruins.com/news/2017/...extension.aspx

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    October 06, 2017

    LOS ANGELES – UCLA has signed head men's basketball coach Steve Alford to a one-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season, it was announced today by Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero.

    In 2016-17, his fourth year as the Bruins' head coach, Alford guided UCLA to a 31-5 record and the program's third NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance in four seasons. The Bruins tied the program record for most regular-season wins (28), posted a 15-3 record in Pac-12 play and defeated every team on their schedule.

    "Steve did an outstanding job, helping to produce one of the nation's most exciting offensive teams in recent memory," Guerrero said. "There was a significant buzz about UCLA basketball around town and among the sellout crowds in Pauley Pavilion. As such, he certainly earned back the one-year extension that he had voluntarily returned prior to the season. We are looking forward to seeing what 2017-18 brings."

    UCLA's 2016-17 squad finished second in the nation in points per game (89.8) and led all Division I teams in assists per game (21.4), field goal percentage (52.2%) and assist-turnover ratio (1.91). The Bruins set Pac-12 single-season team records for total assists (771) and made three-pointers (354).

    Through four seasons in Westwood, Alford has compiled a 96-45 overall record. His teams have produced nine NBA Draft selections, including six first-round picks. Last year's team featured three players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, including first-round selections Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf. In all, Alford has helped to send 11 UCLA players to the NBA in four years.

    In addition to Alford's one-year contract extension, assistant coach Duane Broussard has been elevated to the role of associate head coach. Broussard, who has more than 20 years of experience working on college basketball staffs, arrived in Westwood in March 2013 after having served on Alford's coaching staff at the University of New Mexico.

    Broussard has spent the past nine seasons working alongside Alford, helping those teams advance to the NCAA Tournament six times and secure three consecutive conference tournament crowns (2012-14). Additionally, he has played a role in helping UCLA secure two recruiting classes ranked in the top five, nationally, over the past four years.

    The men's basketball team will return to Pauley Pavilion against Cal State Los Angeles for an exhibition game on Wednesday, Nov. 1, three days before the Bruins will depart for Shanghai, China, for their season opener against Georgia Tech (Nov. 10).

    Season ticket packages for the 2017-18 season are on sale for less than $19 per game. To secure seats for all the home games in 2017-18, call (310) 206-5991 or visit uclabruins.com/tickets. Fans can click here to download the men's basketball schedule directly to their calendar.

    Here is a link to Alford's current contract: http://www.documentcloud.org/documen...-contract.html

    It ran through April 30, 2020, with a Termination Clause providing for a payment of $5.2M if Alford is terminated before April 30, 2018 and $2.6M if he is terminated before April 30, 2019.

    Assuming a one-year full extension of these terms: UCLA will have to pay Alford $2.6M if he is fired before April 30, 2020. As a practical matter, this makes it a bit difficult to fire him following the 2019-20 season; termination before April 30, 2019 will now cost UCLA $5.2M, meaning Alford isn't going anywhere until we get into the 2019-20 season.

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    • #3
      They've also promoted Duane Broussard to Associate Head Coach.

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      • #4
        Alford's tenure at UCLA has been very up and down, and it wouldn't be an unfair characterization to say that the Bruins kind of stumbled into the Sweet Sixteen in the 2014-15 season. Their fans obviously won't be satisfied with multiple sweet sixteens either; I've read many posts calling Alford "Steve Sixteen 2" styled after Steve Lavin's old derisive nickname. So this contract extension is kind of baffling. I can only imagine that it was done for the sake of recruiting, but the optics of a UC paying a huge buyout to a coach will not be too pretty if they decide to get rid of Alford.
        Last edited by XTOL; 10-06-2017, 01:57 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by XTOL View Post
          Alford's tenure at UCLA has been very up and down, and it wouldn't be an unfair characterization to say that the Bruins kind of stumbled into the Sweet Sixteen in the 2014-15 season. Their fans obviously won't be satisfied with multiple sweet sixteens either; I've read many posts calling Alford "Steve Sixteen 2" styled after Steve Lavin's old derisive nickname. So this contract extension is kind of baffling. I can only imagine that it was done for the sake of recruiting, but the optics of a UC paying a huge buyout to a coach will not be to pretty if they decide to get rid of Alford.
          So UCLA has now made three Sweet 16s under Alford. Keep in mind, Steve Lavin was notorious for being "Mr. Sweet 16" at UCLA, making 5 in his first 6 seasons, before posting one losing record season, which got him canned.

          In Alford's three Sweet 16s, here is who UCLA has beaten:

          Tulsa (13 seed)
          Stephen F Austin (12)

          SMU (6 seed)
          UAB (14 seed)

          Kent St. (14 seed)
          Cinci (6 seed)

          The funny thing is that Enfield's win for us over 11th ranked SMU is actually better than any win Alford has produced in his 3 Sweet 16s.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chaseinmanhattan View Post

            So UCLA has now made three Sweet 16s under Alford. Keep in mind, Steve Lavin was notorious for being "Mr. Sweet 16" at UCLA, making 5 in his first 6 seasons, before posting one losing record season, which got him canned.

            In Alford's three Sweet 16s, here is who UCLA has beaten:

            Tulsa (13 seed)
            Stephen F Austin (12)

            SMU (6 seed)
            UAB (14 seed)

            Kent St. (14 seed)
            Cinci (6 seed)

            The funny thing is that Enfield's win for us over 11th ranked SMU is actually better than any win Alford has produced in his 3 Sweet 16s.
            Wow, didn't realize that two thrids of Alford's NCAA tournament wins came against double digit seeds! Lucky for him, Dan G seems to be happy with his ROI.

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