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Talk that UCLA wants to buy out Ben Howland

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10:05 AM ET 03.17 | Things for the coach could only get tougher for Ben Howland. There is talk that the UCLA athletic department, for both basketball and business reasons, wants this season to be Howland's last. There is word that a $2.3-million buyout is already in place. There is a feeling that only a Sweet 16 appearance could save his job, and even that might not be enough. No official will publicly confirm any of this, they never do, but privately, Bruins boosters already are apparently lining up replacement candidates amid the obvious question.

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March 17, 2013  11:48 AM ET

Save The Money For the Students, Bros.

March 17, 2013  01:20 PM ET

The most successful UCLA coach since Wooden, and they want to get rid of him? Makes sense, if you're a moron from UCLA.

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March 17, 2013  04:23 PM ET
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The most successful UCLA coach since Wooden, and they want to get rid of him? Makes sense, if you're a moron from UCLA.

Agreed. This appears to be a stupid move.

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March 17, 2013  05:27 PM ET
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Love my job, since I've been bringing in $82h??? I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I'm making it online??? -- www.Buzz80.com

I hate my job that's why I post to this site.

March 17, 2013  06:14 PM ET
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The most successful UCLA coach since Wooden, and they want to get rid of him? Makes sense, if you're a moron from UCLA.

the most successful coach at UCLA since Wooden was Jim Harrick, followed by Larry Farmer, followed by Larry Brown and that's only if you ignore the 2 people that immediately succeeded Wooden as having ridden on his coattails. Then you get to Howland.

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March 17, 2013  07:02 PM ET

don't touch shaka

March 17, 2013  11:09 PM ET

Wouldn't it be something if he got to the Final Four and then immediately fired at the end of the last game?

March 17, 2013  11:34 PM ET
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the most successful coach at UCLA since Wooden was Jim Harrick, followed by Larry Farmer, followed by Larry Brown and that's only if you ignore the 2 people that immediately succeeded Wooden as having ridden on his coattails. Then you get to Howland.

Larry Farmer Coached 3 seasons, made the tourney once and got eliminated in the 2nd round.

So for any non-basketball fans, like myself, I had to actually wikipedia UCLA basketball to find out this was a joke. A truly low point in my fannation career.

March 17, 2013  11:47 PM ET

Isn't Jamie Dixon just Howland's understudy. Sounds like we would be getting the same, just younger????

 
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