Report: UCLA fires Steve Alford as men's basketball coach

Cassandra NegleyYahoo Sports Contributor
UCLA head coach Steve Alford is reportedly out after four consecutive losses. (AP)
UCLA head coach Steve Alford is reportedly out after four consecutive losses. (AP)

Steve Alford is out as men’s basketball coach at UCLA after a fourth consecutive loss over the weekend, according to multiple reports early Monday morning.

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Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports confirmed the news.


The Bruins (7-6) started the season 4-0 but lost their last four leading up to Pac-12 play, which begins Thursday against Stanford. UCLA was blown out at home Saturday by Liberty, 73-58, and committed 24 turnovers. The team made six of 22 3-pointers.

It also lost handily to Cincinnati, 93-64, in mid-December.

Alford, 54, was in his sixth year coaching the Bruins. He compiled a 124-63 record with one Pac-12 tournament title and four NCAA appearances, three of which were trips to the Sweet 16.

UCLA has been compiling a list of candidates to replace him, per reports.


The official announcement is reported to be Monday with an interim coach not yet solidified.

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