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February 8, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA Coach Ben Howland stepped down from the podium after his postgame news conference Thursday. There to greet him after a gritty victory over Washington was Mark Harlan, senior associate athletic director. Harlan put his arm around Howland and patted him on the back. An endorsement? For the moment. The Bruins hunkered down against Washington and got a key Pac-12 victory, but not everyone was happy. Fans still carped at Howland in cyberspace, while ESPN analyst, and former UCLA player, Bill Walton went at him over the air. The Bruins (17-6 overall, 7-3 in conference play)
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December 21, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
There is life after basketball, and Ben Howland has found it. There were the two weeks of fly-fishing in Montana and Wyoming this summer, with some spectacular success, unless you were a rainbow, cutthroat, brook or brown. "Oh, man," Howland says. "I never had time for that before. I'll send you some pictures. " And he does. There has been the kind of family time that a UCLA basketball coach just doesn't get. This year's Christmas card shows family among the swaying palm trees of Maui, with grandson Little Ben stealing the photo.
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December 22, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
It was a niggling little thing that caused Ben Howland's voice to harden just a little Friday. The question arose because a respected Internet source of UCLA basketball news, Bruins Report Online, had reported that its "sources" were beginning to say Howland, the man who once took the Bruins to three consecutive Final Fours, might not make it through this season, and that Athletic Director Dan Guerrero already had a list of possible replacements....
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May 4, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Area basketball coaches are seeing a lot of off-court action these days. Now that the Lakers are out of the playoffs, head coach Mike D'Antoni can turn his attention to moving into the house he and his wife, Laurel, just bought in Manhattan Beach for $6.9 million and working on his tan. Set on a walk street, the ocean-view home features a three-stop cherry-paneled elevator, which should come in handy for carting beverages from the...
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October 15, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Joshua Smith didn't count calories Friday evening. He was too busy with a different kind of tallying. The mammoth UCLA freshman was a big hit during the Bruins' first basketball practice, leading his team with eight rebounds and three assists. "I was very excited with big Josh today," Coach Ben Howland said during a teleconference with reporters. "He's 6-10½ in shoes and he's got a 7-foot-3 wingspan. ? When he is planted on the block, you're not moving him. " Howland had expressed concerns about the 305-pound center's mobility but said he was pleased with his speed during limited up-and-down action.
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March 22, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
UCLA Coach Ben Howland said the potential of an NBA lockout would influence his advice to Bruins players deciding whether to declare for the draft, intimating that it might lead him to encourage them to return to college. "I can tell you in the NBA, in my opinion, this is going to be a serious lockout," Howland said Tuesday. "They will not be playing, in my opinion, next December and maybe even January. ? You're not even going to get paid next year for half the year. " Howland said he expected to meet with junior Malcolm Lee and sophomores Tyler Honeycutt and Reeves Nelson as soon as Monday to discuss their futures.
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November 30, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Cal State Northridge Coach Bobby Braswell expected UCLA to play zone defense when the basketball teams played Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion. "But we didn't expect that they would use it all 40 minutes," Braswell said. Just about no one did. UCLA Coach Ben Howland abhors that defensive scheme. But after the Bruins beat the Matadors, 82-56, Howland said his team will play it more often, partly because it could help his players stay out of foul trouble. At the beginning of the season, foul trouble wasn't an issue for UCLA.
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January 15, 2011
UCLA TODAY AT OREGON Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore. When: 2 p.m. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 10-6, 2-2; Oregon 8-9, 1-4. Record vs. opponent: 81-27 all-time. Update: Senior forward Joevan Catron, Oregon's leading scorer, did not play Thursday against USC because of a calf injury and is questionable for Saturday's game. Howland called the Ducks a tough matchup because of their quick, guard-heavy lineup that mostly plays zone defense.
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February 24, 2010 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's inside presence now may rest on the shoulders of one guy who has been on the outside looking in much of the season. The Bruins will learn Wednesday whether freshman forward Reeves Nelson will be available for their game against Oregon State on Thursday. Nelson underwent laser surgery to repair a partially torn retina in his left eye. But UCLA Coach Ben Howland was operating under the assumption that Nelson would not be able to play, which would create minutes for sophomore J'mison Morgan , who has played only 49 minutes in Pacific 10 Conference games.
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November 5, 2009 | David Wharton
The rumble that filtered through a sparsely populated Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday night was the sound that worry makes. The sound of bewildered fans watching UCLA trail deep into the second half. A sound that turned to cheers -- part joy, part relief -- only in the final seconds as UCLA barely escaped against little-known Concordia, 62-61, in the first exhibition game of the season. That would be Concordia of Irvine. A team that normally plays in the NAIA. "Obviously, we have a lot of work to do to be able to compete at all in the Pac-10," Coach Ben Howland said.
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April 29, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Former UCLA basketball Coach Ben Howland has listed his home in a gated Bel-Air neighborhood for $1,899,950. Built in 1999, the stone-clad home features an elevator, a home theater, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and close to 4,700 square feet of living space. The nearly half-acre lot includes a swimming pool with spa, a covered patio and a barbecue center. During Howland's 10 years at UCLA, he won four conference titles and coached the team to three Final Fours. Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olson & Associates is the listing agent.
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March 27, 2013 | By Chris Foster
  This is anything but a slam-dunk. Heck, it's not even a sky hook. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wants to be the next UCLA basketball coach. The former Bruins star, appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday night, said, “I would certainly be interested in being the coach of the team. It would be great to have the opportunity to restore the program to what it was. Not necessarily in terms of winning, but having the guys get their degrees and learn about the game of basketball.” Abdul-Jabbar has a better chance of riding the winner in the Kentucky Derby.
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March 25, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Reality check for UCLA. Bruins' basketball fans do have a coach shopping list. But it's going to take more than Athletic Director Dan Guerrero saying, “The UCLA basketball job is open.” Consider … The three high-end names that make UCLA fans salivate: Florida's Billy Donovan, Louisville's Rick Pitino and Michigan State's Tom Izzo. Donovan makes $3.5 million per season; Pitino $4.5 million (including a $600,000 annual retention bonus); Izzo makes $3.49 million and gets use of a private jet for 25 hours per year.
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March 20, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
SALT LAKE CITY - Top collegiate athletic directors need many things but should not live without a back-door office exit or a secret list of coaching candidates in advance of their next football and basketball openings. It doesn't matter if your coach just won a national title. He could leave for the pros. Your coach could appear to be upstanding one day and the next day fall off a motorcycle with his mistress. It doesn't matter if Coach X just led his school to the regular-season Pac-12 championship.
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March 6, 2013 | By Chris Foster
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Thuds don't come much louder than this. UCLA spent weeks restoring its image, climbing back to the top of the Pac-12 Conference, getting back into the rankings. One rainy night in Pullman put a dent in that. Washington State's 73-61 victory in a near-empty Beasley Coliseum was so surgically thorough that UCLA Coach Ben Howland spent nearly a half-hour sorting things out before meeting with the media. “Whether it was not being able to handle success, I was sitting there trying to figure it out after the game,” Howland said.
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March 5, 2013 | By Chris Foster
It was February 1993, the last time the UCLA men's basketball team traveled to Pullman, Wash., and came away with anything other than a win. Freshman Shabazz Muhammad, the Bruins' leading scorer this season, was nine months from being born. Kyle Anderson, a freshman who is UCLA's leading rebounder, was born seven months after that loss. "Wow," said Jordan Adams, who was born 17 months after the 67-56 loss. "That's a long time ago. " There have been 19 games since, and UCLA has won every one of them.
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October 16, 2009 | David Wharton
As the UCLA basketball team gathered at Pauley Pavilion for a recent workout, Malcolm Lee looked from player to player, trying to single out a preordained leader. "Could be anybody," the sophomore guard said. "We're basically starting from the ground up." Well, it might seem like that for the Bruins, but as official practice for the 2009-10 college basketball season begins Friday, USC is the team in town that is really starting over. UCLA lost four of five starters from last season, with seniors Alfred Aboya, Josh Shipp and Darren Collison moving on and freshman Jrue Holiday jumping early to the NBA. But USC also has only one starter back, its three best players having left school early.
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March 3, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Forward Travis Wear sat out the final 5 minutes 24 seconds of UCLA's 74-69 victory over Arizona on Saturday. Wear is still struggling on an injured right foot. He played 17 minutes against the Wildcats. Whether he will be back at full strength when the Bruins face Washington State on Wednesday remains to be seen. UCLA Coach Ben Howland said that UCLA's medical staff “told me to play Travis 15-20 minutes. Hopefully he will be OK.” An MRI exam on the foot Thursday revealed no damage.
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February 8, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA Coach Ben Howland stepped down from the podium after his postgame news conference Thursday. There to greet him after a gritty victory over Washington was Mark Harlan, senior associate athletic director. Harlan put his arm around Howland and patted him on the back. An endorsement? For the moment. The Bruins hunkered down against Washington and got a key Pac-12 victory, but not everyone was happy. Fans still carped at Howland in cyberspace, while ESPN analyst, and former UCLA player, Bill Walton went at him over the air. The Bruins (17-6 overall, 7-3 in conference play)
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