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

10 Years Later, Steve Alford Has Been Shamed Into An Insincere Apology

This was Steve Alford, speaking last week during his introductory press conference as UCLA's new head basketball coach. Alford was asked about his handling of sexual assault allegations against Pierre Pierce when Pierce played for Alford at Iowa 10 years ago: » 4/12/13 5:15pm 4/12/13 5:15pm

Pierre Pierce, the former Iowa basketball player whom new UCLA coach Steve Alford zealously defended against sexual-assault charges, gave an exclusive interview to Daniel Libit. [ChicagoSide Sports] » 4/12/13 4:38pm 4/12/13 4:38pm

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

Steve Alford, Sore Winner: Curses Out Opposing Player

On one hand, you'd like coaches to stop treating players like children. On the other hand, maybe Alford shouldn't be calling college students "assholes" in the handshake line. Especially with a camera two feet away. » 2/28/10 11:15am 2/28/10 11:15am

By The Time You Read This, Steve Alford May Already Be A Lobo

So to recap, Bobby Knight now in Lubbock, Steve Alford in Albuquerque. We all new that Knight was "going to the hot place," one day, but Alford? ESPN is reporting (and we know how that can turn out) that Alford is leaving Iowa and will become New Mexico's new head basketball coach, possibly by Friday. » 3/22/07 11:30am 3/22/07 11:30am

Help Wanted In Iowa City

As Illini people, we have no love lost for the Iowa Hawkeyes, but we still have a bit of sympathy for their fans. First came that brutal loss to Northwestern State in the tournament. Another downside to that? It made it less likely that Indiana would come in and swoop the disliked Alford out of Iowa City. The Hoosiers… » 4/12/06 12:45pm 4/12/06 12:45pm

Dan Patrick, Bloodhound of the Airwaves

Think you're having a bad week? Imagine how ESPN talking coiffure Dan Patrick must feel this morning. On his ESPN radio show on Wednesday, Patrick had Indiana basketball coach Mike Davis literally in the hot seat and failed to get the scoop that The Sporting News broke about two hours later — that Davis had resigned… » 2/16/06 12:11pm 2/16/06 12:11pm