Potential candidates for the UCLA men's basketball job


UCLA has not won a men's basketball national championship since 1995 or reached the Final Four since 2008. Yet, it's still among the most high-profiled programs in the country, as is its coaching job, which goes without saying. That's mainly because we're talking about history. The Bruins' 11 national titles are still a record, and names like Wooden, Alcindor and Walton are synonymous with the game of basketball. That's why there is plenty of talk and intrigue regarding who will be UCLA's next full-time coach after Steve Alford was fired last month and assistant Murry Bartow took over in the interim. There are plenty of big names being tossed in the ring as potential candidates for the position. Here's a look at 10 who might make sense on some level. Chris Beard Beard is the new "it" coach on the national scene, with Texas Tech a top-10 team that's challenging for the Big 12 title. He's probably one UCLA can get and would not have to pay a ton for. Beard, though, is not really a sustainable commodity and has

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