Alford Fired



  • Coincidentally, Larry has recently been made available yet again.



  • Pitino to UCLA picking up steam.



  • Kcmatt7 said:

    Pitino to UCLA picking up steam.

    I actually hope that happens. I think it would be a home run hire for them. There is no doubt the guy can coach and he is going to be more motivated than ever to do it now.



  • @Woodrow At 66, and under a microscope, I just don’t think it’s a good hire. A stop gap at best. I’d think it would be worth at least waiting until season’s end and throwing gobs of money at someone like Tony Bennett or Chris Beard.



  • LA is a rough place to coach college basketball. The big $ and majority of fans follow Rams, Chargers, Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers and even pro soccer. Not much money left for average college teams. USC and UCLA football have alums that follow, but don’t know about the average fan, who generally prefers pro sports.

    For instance, at Dodgers stadium a decent ticket can be had for $40-$50, but add $20 parking, $20 for soda and hot dog, $18 for a beer - you’re already around $100 per person. One game only. Pro football and basketball ball is much worse.

    Bottom line is there are only so many $$$ to go around. I don’t see a lot of UCLA or USC gear being worn.



  • Woodrow said:

    Kcmatt7 said:

    Pitino to UCLA picking up steam.

    I actually hope that happens. I think it would be a home run hire for them. There is no doubt the guy can coach and he is going to be more motivated than ever to do it now.

    Well if that were to happen UCLA hiring Pitino - -then you can kiss Stanley’s sweet as good bye for KU - As he would stay home for sure - -so let’s hope that doesn’t happen. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • UCLA does a decent job filling their arena and they are the West Coast Darlings so they’re on TV a lot. It’s a good job. They just expect a lot more than they probably should as a fan base.


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