Tony Snell's Mom Once Called Steve Alford A "Motherfucker"

Over at ChicagoSide, Daniel Libit has a nice profile of Bulls rookie guard Tony Snell, who is in the midst of a surprisingly productive season after being drafted with the 20th pick in the 2013 draft. Libit's piece is a nice look into a fringe prospect's journey to the NBA and Snell's close relationship with his… » 1/22/14 4:09pm 1/22/14 4:09pm

Meet Steve Alford, UCLA's Future Former Basketball Coach

Few people have perfected the art of professional escape like Steve Alford, the newly former New Mexico coach who is now the future former coach of UCLA. Nine days after getting drummed out of the NCAA tournament by Haaarvaaard and two days before his 10-year, $20 million contract with the Lobos was to kick in—along… » 4/02/13 2:20pm 4/02/13 2:20pm

UCLA Has Its First New Basketball Coach In 11 Years: The Architect Of…

Steve Alford, a well-known name in basketball since he was a coach's favorite on the Hoosiers teams of the mid-80s, has signed on to replace Ben Howland at UCLA. As pointed out in Andy Katz's report, Alford's new contract with UCLA means breaking an almost equally new contract with New Mexico, where Alford had been… » 3/30/13 1:45pm 3/30/13 1:45pm