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Ben Howland

Ben Howland (born May 28, 1957) is an American college head coach of men's basketball.

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The UCLA Bruins men's basketball program, established in 1920, owns a record 11 Division I NCAA championships. UCLA teams coached by John Wooden won 10 national titles in 12 seasons from 1964 to 1975, including 7 straight from 1967 to 1973. UCLA went undefeated a record 4 times, in 1964, 1967, 1972, and 1973. Coach Jim Harrick led the team to another NCAA title in 1995. Former coach Ben Howland led UCLA to three consecutive Final Four appearances from 2006–2008. On March 30, 2013, Steve Alford was named the school's 13th head men's basketball coach and led the Bruins to the Sweet 16 ! Way to Play Bruins!!! Practice makes perfect for next year!
Shake Smart out of the mix at Marquette. I'd be happy with Ben Howland
I must be stupid because I am blaming USF for what happened with Steve Masiello. The school paid over 60,000 dollars for a committee to come up with Steve Masiello as the best candidate for the head coaching job. Masiello was only at Manhattan for 3 years, and had a losing record for one of them. Manhattan was suppose to win the MAAC's regular season title this year but didn't. The major reason for the success that Manhattan had this year was based around three players that were at Manhattan before Masiello arrived. For a school that is in a major conference, USF did not aim very high in getting a new basketball coach. If Marquette and Wake Forest are interested in Shaka Smart, why isn't USF. Obviously, Mark Harlan has a relationship with Ben Howland, so why wasn't Howland a candidate. USF isn't a big time school for football and basketball because they are unable or unwilling to hire big time names for those jobs.
If Bruce Pearl has to much baggage for MU then Ben Howland will never be the coach either. Is anyone 100% clean?
Hope coach Alford does what Ben Howland failed to do, use a zone defense to beat Florida! John Wooden used a zone press.
Ben Howland, Gregg Marshall, Tommy Amaker come to mind right away.
So who will it be Marquette Shaka Smart or Ben Howland? I vote for Shaka, gotta get those Chicago recruits!!
Billy Donovan praising Kyle Anderson, who he badly wanted and nearly landed as a recruit in 2012 until Ben Howland swooped in.
Really hope Marquette gets a big name. Ben Howland, Shaka Smart or Gregg Marshall would be wonderful.
I want Wake to get either Ben Howland or Shaka Smart.
Wow, Buzz Williams to Virginia Tech? Not a head scratcher to me that he left. But to Virginia Tech? I think he was really disappointed about the season and the configuration of the new Big East. But he had a bad year, so he gets Virginia Tech instead of Texas. I was sure he was leaving last year. Oh well, I love the idea of Ben Howland! A guy that's hungry, wants to prove himself again...and can keep recruits from leaving and recruit himself. Hire him this week! He said he'd only go somewhere that can win now, and Marquette is loaded with new blood, Let's Go Warriors! Good Luck Buzz, you always gave it 100 percent, but we all new you weren't gonna stick around
Leon Rice, Dan Monson and Ben Howland are my first three. Big no to Ernie Kent. Is *** Bennet available? LOL.
Really hope Ben Howland doesn't become our next basketball coach. Gonna pull a Dennis Erickson just to get his reputation back.
if I were them I take a long look at Seth Greenberg who has ACC experience as a HC and can recruit to a point and Ben Howland
Just had former UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland lecture in my sports management class today It was pretty awesome talking to him about how Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook were like as freshman and what is was like going to three straight Final Fours Joe Pasco Brett Anderson Chris Dreim
Jamie Dixon didn't turn around Pitt basketball, Ben Howland did, and in 10 years since Dixon took over the program hasn't progressed
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Must we all be reminded that Jamie Dixon comes from the Ben Howland coaching tree?
Phil Jackson said Ben Howland is the best BBall mind in the game. and we got gonzo.
I'm drooling already. Btw, if a move needs to be made, my top 2 candidates are Ben Howland and Richard Pitino, favoring
Ben Howland was toxic but at least the dude could coach. Steve Alford makes Vinny Del *** look downright cerebral.
Bill Walton needs to shut up about Ben Howland, and whats with giving Steve Alford a pass?
UCLA legend Bill Walton publicly campaigned last season for Ben Howland to lose his job, and it worked. Walton won. So why can't he move on?
when are wolves announcing Ben Howland as player development role?
not your dad's ben howland team. Seriously skilled team
Ben Howland is totally going to be named as a "special adviser" in the next 4-6 months, isn’t he?
when was the last time a Ben Howland team got the fans free chalupas? Don't score 100 often.
Why thank you Ben Howland - wedding photographer extraordinaire!
There is only one coach. It's Ben Howland. He'll be able to run his style here and not have to please the masses getting 5 star recruits.
“I don't think any school gets as happy as not having school as howland does” tell us more please
thats why im waiting, I want the blackberry to see me being happy with the new phone, and then Ill kill it
It would be quite embarrassing if you didn't get that new phone and you killed you battery
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I really want to smash it up with a hammer tho
The horror The horror...unfortunately Mora's UCLA squad did not face a Ben Howland schedule.. Still think Mora is a great coach
Arizona State out of timeouts with 7 minutes left in the game . Ladies and gentleman, Ben Howland has come out of hiding.
UCLA has allowed ASU 35 first half points. Bruins miss Ben Howland.
Not that many actual entries in our costume comp yet. Great prizes to be won!
Ben Howland's water bottle is somewhere near the Earth's core now, and is still traveling.
coach Geno Ford has the Todd Graham/Ben Howland approach to timeouts. He has just one left with 9 minutes to go.
I'm sitting In his class right now, I'm gonna show him!
Read Alan Shipnuck's SI article on UCLA/USC. More Howland criticism. When I've spoken to coaches about Ben, they can't believe he was let go
Smiling or scowling, Coach Ben Howland is a man of many faces - The UCLA basketball team is on a roll,...
Ben Howland went to back-to-back Final Fours, and he's canned. Time for a regime change.
Bill Moos is hopefully having California Pizza Kitchen with Ben Howland at this very moment
Ben howland somewhere watching Kendall Williams shaking his head
The *** who robbed the BP in Howland was wearing a Lakeview Band hoodie...
he's doing his best Ben Howland imitation
Ben Howland would be proud of all this clock-eating Sac State is doing.
- to show Ben Howland that he is rather larger around the belly that he thinks?
Gotta say thank you to Meachelle Johnson, Sharday Rose (wha gwan cuz got some pics for u) Bilal Kalifa Islam, Monisha-Guyanese Singer, Ben Howland (yes bruv) and last but not least Nicole Rina (I want my cakes wid da logo on) your likes are appreciated.. where just beginning!!
What the *** was Ben Howland doing.the past 2-3 years I've seen a number of kids who were at UCLA sitting on the bench, transfer and ball out at their new schools. Sitting watching another one tonite...Matt Carlino of BYU. *** shame!!!
Former UTEP player Terry White and former UCLA head coach Ben Howland is there for the UTEP men's basketball Orange-White Scrimmage. I met both of them for the first time after the scrimmage. Terry White plays for UTEP under late Don Haskins from 1978-82. He is the 2nd-best rebounder of all-time in UTEP men's basketball history. My dad knows him for over 30 years. Ben Howland coached at UCLA from 2003-13. He led UCLA to 3 straight Final Four from 2006-08. Before UCLA, he coached at Northern Arizona and Pittsburgh. I told him that my dad went to UCLA. I also told him that my dad really enjoy watching UCLA play under John Wooden when he was a kid. He told me John Wooden was the best coach of all-time and enjoy spending time with him while coaching at UCLA. He also told me that he hopes to meet my dad someday.
Ben Howland speaks about Jamie Dixon on the Seth Davis Show, here is the clip:
more nominees, Fly By Contesting by Gary Williams, The art of the premedia break post fg timeout by Ben Howland
Super cool of UCLA coach Ben Howland to pop a collar and play beer pong with underaged Shabazz Muhammad last night
Can we discuss your sport? John Calipari, Scott Drew, Jim Calhoun and Ben Howland
Ben Howland was not doing well @ UCLA. He should've been fired. That said, it appears that Alford is already worse. Thanks, Dan Guerrero.
It's a "Terrific Tuesday" at Chateau Brando. Timmy B is still out on assignment(he will be back tomorrow) & Jon Rothstein is guest hosting. Here is the lineup: Steve Kyler at 8:15 CT, Ed Cooley - Providence HC at 8:34, Bill Self - Kansas HC at 9:03, Tony Benford - North Texas HC at 9:34, Tom Crean - Indiana HC at 9:45, Ben Howland - former UCLA HC at 10:03, John Ourand - SBJ / SBD at 10:34 & Dave Rice - UNLV HC at 10:45.Tune in 8-11am CT on CBS Sports Network & SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91.
Who would be the male coach equivalent to Jim Foster? How about Ben Howland?
Eerily similar to what Bill Walton had for Ben Howland lol
Pretty sure Kyle Anderson would have left if Ben Howland was still coaching. Not to pile on Ben here, but Parker & Powell almost left, too.
Showing Tubby Smith & Ben Howland while Luther sang "The time is short" is 1 of the cruelest bits of editing ever
Steve Alford will be better than Ben Howland at UCLA but something tells me Andy Enfield will soon be the talk of the town at USC.
they'll be badass next year Ben howland was a fudu
honest question here: will they take a look at Ben Howland?
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Two names Norwood needs to consider Ben Howland & Ernie Kent. Ernie from Illinois and has always recruited well in Chicago , Detroit & s ...
UCLA fires Ben Howland as basketball coach - Yahoo! News
is Dicky V about to cry over Ben Howland's firing?
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Let me zip em up. Steve Alford will get what's comin cause UCLA won't be nothin in the next 4-5 years. Ben Howland will do better.
How is firing Ben Howland who been too three straight Final Fours and hiring Steve Alford, who has been to none as a coach a better option!
I wonder if would be interested in coaching some
Top10 comments Recruits will have on Steve Alford. The Stats show you run less than Ben Howland. Is this tru. Busted
Happy Easter! Is Ben Howland the coach of Saint Joe's yet?
Ben Howland was NOT unfairly fired. This Daily Bruin article can explain better then me.
Rush The Court: Steve Alford To UCLA: More Of The Same?: Less than a week after he removed Ben Howland from hi...
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Parting Shot: Not Winning Enough: John Saunders talks about the merits of Tubby Smith and Ben Howland, ...
Tubby Smith out at Minn. Ben Howland out at UCLA. Both had winning records. Jeff Bzdelik stays at Wake Forest (losing record)
Bill Plaschke: UCLA wants more than Ben Howland could deliver—and it's entitled to
Why not go after Ben Howland? His style will fit in perfectly with the B1G
Next step in UCLA's coaching search: "We want to try and bring someone here who excites the fan base and can w...
Have to admit I was skeptical when they axed Ben Howland but really like the Steve Alfred hire.
They complained about Ben Howland not taking them pass the Final Four as much as they wanted too, but then again they get a coach with no
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I hope the Ben Howland firing wasn't Alford nothing!! That said sky is the limit!
please no, TP. My hope is Ben Howland.
Wait, did UCLA really fire Ben Howland to hire Steve Alford? What are they doing to John Wooden's program out there?
UCLA hire Steve Alford can stand the pressure, but can he make a difference?
Can't Ben Howland go to New Mexico? I guess Kendall Marshall would transfer
Who goes to UCLA to play for ben howland?
Congrats to Steve Alford on UCLA job (know that will mean a lot to him). But I keep thinking: Ben Howland was 25-10 and got fired. Say what?
That was the word before the Ben Howland firing and Steve Alford hiring at UCLA. We will know for sure on Wednesday.
UCLA Hires Alford: After firing head coach Ben Howland in the wake of a lopsided loss in the NCAA basketball t...
If Ben Howland and Tubby Smith got fired then Thad Matta and John Thompson 3 should be fired
You know what's stupid? UCLA firing Ben Howland and hiring the coach from New Mexico
Ben howland had no disciplinary rules in place, his player did whatever they wanted.
Thought the firing of Ben Howland was good, colour me skeptical on the hiring of Steve Alford though.
You fire ben howland and hire Steve Alford. Lol
Ben Howland brought in the BEST RECRUIT Shabazz Muhhamad AND Kyle Anderson. But yeah the program was probably heading in the wrong direction
Minnesota still looking for a coach... As long as larry eustachy or ben howland dont end up there hawks should be ok.
.and Ben Howland discuss what it takes from the players and coaches to reach the
Replacing Ben Howland for Steve Alford is like changing a Lil Wayne song on the radio to listen to Drake. Oh, the bitter humanity.
He doesn't like that UCLA fired Steve Lavin (5 Sweet Sixteens) and Ben Howland (3 FF's and a P12 championship this year).
You should be comparing Alford to Howland pre-UCLA. Better recruiting available in LA. Ben's resume still more impressive. LOL
fans.would you trade Brad Brownell for Ben Howland or Tubby Smith?
Looking back on it, UCLA shouldn't have fired Ben Howland.
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If Ron Wellman had any sense whatsoever he would be on the phone with Tubby Smith or Ben Howland right now. How is that guy still employed?
UCLA downgraded from Ben Howland to Steve Alford. My thoughts on the hiring:
If Vitale wants Ben Howland and Tubby Smith coaching somewhere who does he want to fire?
Steve Alford is a huge downgrade for UCLA from Ben Howland Alford can't beat Harvard.
I think Ben Howland should coach Minnesota and Tubby Smith should've been hired at UCLA.
*** vitale is a *** Ben howland was fired because he doesn't know how to rotate the minutes.
Vitale is unhappy. "Ben Howland and Tubby Smith should be coaching somewhere."
Here's an idea: New Mexico should hire Ben Howland. Say want you want, he never lost to Harvard.
Ben Howland & Tubby Smith are both out there. Go get Shaka Smart. Mark Few might be on hot seat. Wichita State coach
You think Bruce Pearl would be a perfect fit at UCLA? If UCLA wanted someone w/ baggage, Ben Howland would still be at UCLA
Former UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland walks through Pauley Pavilion to meet with media after the announcement ...
I told if I had my way, Ben Howland and Tom Izzo are coaching in NY. Howland at Rutgers and Izzo with Nets.
Bill Self giving his take on the firings of Ben Howland and Tubby Smith: "From the outside looking in, it shouldn't happen."
Good read here by George Dohrmann on Ben Howland's fall which, locally, is good context for Bill Self's absurd run:
Hey foos...SC should hire Ben Howland. Bam! It would be a heated cross-town rivalry when that happens.
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So available: Tubby Smith, Ben Howland & Bruce Pearl, 3 of the best coaches in America. My team still is employing Mark Fox
I will be a guest today with Steve Hartman on 570-AM at about 1:30 p.m. (PT) to discuss Ben Howland's firing and coaching in L.A.
Pretty soon Ben Howland and Tubby Smith will be joining Bruce Pearl and Seth Greenberg on
UCLA fires Ben Howland after loss to Minnesota, who fires Tubby Smith after loss to UF, i guess once FGCU beats UF, Billy Donovan is gone.
So Tubby Smith beats UCLA and gets Ben Howland fired. Now Minnesota loses to Florida and Tubby gets fired. Watch out Billy Donovan.
Strongest Comment: CBS Doug Gottlieb on DP Show on the UCLA firing of Ben Howland “Total joke by the way, grow some Dan Guerrero (UCLA AD)
UCLA's decision on Ben Howland might be about dollars, not sense
“Ben Howland holding a press conference Monday at Pauley Pavilion.” Well, in the parking lot anyway.
Ben Howland gets canned after MAKING the big dance this yr. w/ the recruiting class... John Calipari is having night sweats.
Auburn basketball needs to hire either Ben Howland or Mike Brown. Just throwing that out there, Mr. Jacobs.
"BREAKING NEWS: fires Ben Howland. Who would be good fit to be the next Bruins head coach?" Trent Johnson, master motivator.
out of realistic options: Flip, Ben Howland from UCLA, Greg Marshall from Wichita st, Bruce Pearl.. To name a few.
Ben Howland may get axed at UCLA - first two coaches to be interviewed Shaka Smart and Brad Stevens. Thoughts
UCLA will hire Shaka, Northwestern will hire Greg Marshall, and St. Louis SHOULD hire Ben Howland.
REPORTS: Marques Johnson confirms the news out of Westwood, Ben Howland is out as men's basketball coach.
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UCLA says it has not fired coach Ben Howland - USA TODAY
Marques and Kris Johnson break down Ben Howland no longer UCLA coach
Looks like Ben Howland is out at UCLA. Any thoughts who will get that or the USC job? Josh Pastner, Steve Alford, Lon Kruger?
If I am Texas Tech, I am making a call to Ben Howland to come to Lubbock and fix Red Raiders hoops.
Hoops Hysteria: Howland out at UCLA: Marques and Kris Johnson on Ben Howland's exit from UCLA.
coaches who SHOULD be fired after their performances in March: Frank Haith, Ben Howland, John Thompson III
Ben Howland reminds me so much of Scott Brooks. Why do I torture myself by loving the talent they carry on their teams, only to underachieve
Ben Howland (Btw I shoulda followed your feed closer this yr - and I had Belmont & I drafted Ian Clark on a team)
Ben Howland, Mark Gotfried and Frank Haith = 3 worst big name coaches in College basketball KB
After Reeves Nelson and now this, how can anyone feel good about Ben Howland? We didn't break any rules, but we're shady.
All set up in the media room at the Frank Erwin Center. Florida's Billy Donovan just wrapped up at the podium. Ben Howland is up next
Ben Howland threw his Jacket into the 5th row. If only he had done that with Reeves Nelson.
So is Ben Howland gonna say this is Shabazz Muhammad's only PAC Ten Tourney
Ben Howland likes to drop names, but he's still not in my league. ~ Rich Vos
Tubby Smith elite then? You take him w his ring over Bo? Ben Howland? You want Ben Howland? UCLA doesnt. UCLA is bball royalty
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Bill Walton would smoke Ben Howland in beer pong /s/ Snoop lion
UCLA's Ben Howland on his past, his future and, yes, Bill Walton, too via Good article bout UCLA and BEN
UCLA coach Ben Howland on critic: 'I can't control Bill Walton'
Ben Howland? Feel like Rick Barnes should be, but for KU's same I'd love for him to hold that job forever.
So Doug Gottlieb has Jamie Dixon going to USC and Sean Miller or Ben Howland going to Pitt. Of course he bases this on nothing.
Ben Howland has stuck with the starters, playing Larry Drew, S. Muhammad and David Wear 34+ minutes each. lead 70-68, 1:23 left
David Wear and Tony Parker in foul trouble, so Ben Howland says YOLO and puts in a four-guard lineup.
Larry Drew II's Achilles tendon tightened up against Cal. Ben Howland said he moved well in practice today.
Ben Howland said Larry Drew hurt his achilles last night, but was "moving well" today.
UCLA! Please put Ben Howland out of his misery and hire someone who respects youthful exuberance and high flyers! Hire Shaka Smart!
Bill Walton's comments about UCLA coach Ben Howland are way off base, much like his commentary during Bruins games.
Ben Howland stole Bill Walton's weed connect back in 1982...some beefs last a LONG time
Ben Howland responds to the criticism against him expressed by UCLA great Bill Walton.
"Annoyed with attendance and style, Bill Walton ripped Ben Howland on TV last night.
Also Bill Walton saying Ben Howland should be fired is too much. Kinda miss broadcasting pac-12 games
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UCLA coach Ben Howland's response to Bill Walton's recent torrent of criticism:
Bill Walton implies that UCLA's Ben Howland should be fired
Bill Walton calls for UCLA coach Ben Howland's job on ESPN via
UCLA coach Ben Howland on Bill Walton's criticism: 'It is what it is'
Ben Howland responds to his most vocal critic, insisting Bill Walton’s jabs don’t bother him
Bill Walton with some blunt words for Ben Howland...not like I disagree
Bill Walton is not a Ben Howland fan. The UCLA legend said as much during ESPN’s telecast of Thursday’s Washington-UCLA game, effectively calling for Howland’s tenure to come to an end. “I’m not in charge,” Walton said when asked if Howland’s time had run…
Bill Walton made it clear he doesn't think Ben Howland should be coaching the Bruins.
Every time ESPN's Pac-12 package covers UCLA, we get one step closer to a Bill Walton interview with Ben Howland consisting entirely of "Coach Howland, why are you so terrible?", and one step closer to Dave Pasch punching Bill Walton in the face. IT IS GLORIOUS TELEVISION
Bill Walton is absolutely killing UCLA right now...Ben Howland as well...just killing them...the other announcer is stunned and really has nothing to say. He's being very bullheaded!
Bill Walton is throwing Ben Howland under the bus
I meant to say that Bill Walton is killing Ben Howland on the telecast of the UCLA vs Washington game.
Fascinating back and forth between Dave Pasch & Bill Walton regarding Ben Howland & I love the candor. Pasch plays off Walton well.
Good lord, the only thing more awkward than Bill Walton's disdain for Ben Howland, is Dave Pasch's disdain for Bill Walton.
Ben Howland doing his best Lorenzo Romar inbounds play impression.
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VIDEO: Ben Howland speaks after UCLA's 76-67 loss (as do Travis Wear and Norman Powell (
Ben Howland on Dominic Artis: " I wish he would have stayed with his commitment."
Norman Powell set to check back in. Ben Howland is stupid.
The only thing missing from that Normal Powell dunk was a timeout from Ben Howland right after.
SALT LAKE CITY — UCLA coach Ben Howland knows a thing or two about Utah. He has a few connections. Howland met his wife, Kim, during his playing
Bill Walton just compared Ben Howland calling a timeout to the Grateful Dead taking a break betw. Scarlet Begonias and Fire on the Mountain.
UCLA freshman Kari Korver, cousin of Hawks guard Kyle Korver, not only keeps up with the girls squad, she also has the attention of men's coach Ben Howland.
PAC-12 conference play opens tonight. Cal and Mike Montgomery have gotten the better of Ben Howland of late, but not in new Pauley
Bell toils, grows in new role for Mizzou: When UCLA coach Ben Howland last had seen Keion Bell coming his team’s way...
Ben Howland is one of the worst coaches in college BB. Scott Drew and Rick Barnes are right there with him.
.coach Ben Howland talks about the Bruins upcoming match-up against Missouri and the Pac-12 conference
Art Briles uses analogies like Ben Howland uses timeouts
Ben Howland's days numbered at UCLA? Thad Matta, Mark Few & Brad Stevens might be on the hotlist as a replacement.
After a massive 2-0 run, Avery Johnson calls another time out, he's going Ben Howland crazy out there
Ben Howland has faith in his starters' conditioning, playing J. Adams, Larry Drew and Kyle Anderson 18, 17 and 17 min, respectively.
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AUDIO: Ben Howland touched on some key issues today, including his job security, Tony Parker and Fresno St ($):
That's fair. But look at Ben Howland at UCLA, he has better talent, but hasn't been able to deliver a title.
Ben Howland is the Rick Barnes of the PAC-12. Great recruiter, can't coach.
Ucla should really consider contacting Brad Stevens about coaching bball ben howland needs to go
what is going on with ucla basketball? Does Ben howland get fired?
No relation, but Kale's father Ryan Abbott played for Ben Howland at NAU after starring for Mesa High.
teams gotta lock down when it mans up or get better at help D. Consult Ben Howland at UCLA he's good at that.
sounds super not fun but might still be more fun than Ben Howland ball...lol. Hope all goes well.
Jabari Parker looks fat and slow. Like he's been training with Ben Howland.
D'Antoni burning timeouts...who does he think he is? Ben Howland?
Roger calls Ben Howland one of the best college coaches. OK.
basketball coach Ben Howland joins the right now to break down his teams.
Ben Howland on Sports Lodge. Break out the coffee,no doze,here comes Ben Buzz Kill
stop with that, Ben Howland is a defensive coach.
UCLA coach Ben Howland and players talked some more about zone defense vs. man-to-man yesterday:
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ICYMI: I'm calling for head coach Kevin O'Neill's job. As bad as Ben Howland is, he's doing far worse.
"Tune into KLAA 830 AM to listen to UCLA head coach Ben Howland shortly.
"Ben Howland's system has a way of making lottery picks look like second rounders."
UCLA Basketball: Turning a Corner to Slam Right Back into a Hellish Cycle of Guerrero’s Incompetence
putting me back to sleep listening to Ben Howland!!! what are u playing at, you sausage
thank you kindly for the hat tip. Much as I'm tired of Ben Howland, O'Neill's bags should be packed yesterday
Was that UCLA's freshman team that Cal Poly beat? It's women's team? Ben Howland should turn in his resignation for losing to this team.
Rice was voted the No2 cheater,behind Ben Howland of ..Coaches poll...Hype lead to Dont be a TRICK.
Here's head coach Ben Howland today talking about his team's defense, Shabazz's weight and more (FREE):
Ben Howland, on "We’re just not that advanced as a team. We don’t know how to come out and do that yet. (Put away teams early.)"
Ben Howland said freshmen won't have school for 28 days after finishing finals today. Hopes that helps this team out of its funk.
UCLA coach Ben Howland said that the Bruins will still use zone, but they're trying to be a man-to-man-first team.
How does Ben Howland still have a job?!
when will you say the same about D'Antoni & Lakers? still banking on Nash? You're watching Ben Howland's final year with
You also think Ben howland deserves more time, which is the stupidest thing ever.
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Ben Howland is absolutely the best choice for the Bruins. Twit is clear that the team is gaining XP and preparing for great success.
3-point defense this year is worst of Ben Howland era. Was among nation's best during Final Fours:
""Mark gives us the best chance to win." -- Rex Ryan reminds me of Ben Howland "Larry Drew needs to be the leader"
UCLA Basketball: Why Bruins Must Consider Coaching Change After Slow Start: Ben Howland has been the head coach ...
I'm not giving up on Ben Howland and UCLA. Not yet.
Said it before, I'll say it again: John Groce is brightest bball mind I've ever been around. NCOY as of now (along w/ Ben Howland obviously)
Mike Brown, Mike D'Antoni, Lane Kiffin, Ben Howland. It must be the cool thing in LA to do less with more.
If UCLA can play Texas 20 more times this season then Rick Barnes might just keep Ben Howland employed
Great win by UCLA vs. Northridge, I can't believe that every win now is a gift because we could lose games not by our talent, but because of awful coaching from Ben HowBLAND. Remember fans, although the Smith transfer *** we've never lost a player who became an NBA star, or better than who was currently on the roster. Tyler Lamb would never have played with Shabazz & Adams in front of him. The Brendan Lane's, Matt Carlino's & Anthony Stover's of the world leaving are NOT the reason Ben Howland *** His Coaching is. Howland is not going to help us win games, but our talent will. This is our best chance to make the tourney, have a good run & We're 8 deep, with experience. With this talent, the pressure is on... Howland, the only way you keep your job is make the Final 4 or win a National Championship. Because you will Never have a chance like this based on your recruiting. You won't have 5 more years to pull this kind of class again.
I bet Ben Howland is getting a kick out of Tony Parker and Josh Smith being out.
Wow - Ben Howland going all Jim Boeheim and opening in a zone.
Josh Smith was a big (literally) disappointment but his transfer UCLA is bad news for Ben Howland. I thought Tyler Lamb could help UCLA too.
For the last couple of years Ben Howland has been a complete disgrace to the house that Coach Wooden built.
I like the Dan Marino photo in Pitt Script on the wall behind Ben Howland's twin in the UPMC Eye Center commercial. Sweet!
What do Ben Howland, Rick Barnes and Scott Drew all have in common?...all can recruit...but couldnt coach to save their life
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Ben Howland is living the real-life synopsis of "Blue Chips". Except he's a much worse coach than Nick Nolte and his best big man isn't Shaq
UCLA Basketball... what a mess. It's time to fire Mike Brown. Err, Ben Howland.
BSR TV: head coach Ben Howland spoke with the media after the Bruins upset loss to Cal Poly (FREE):
I think I just got off the Ben Howland bandwagon. I have always defended him, but Cal Poly? We should have lost to UCI. What is going on?
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo upsets UCLA 70-68...These losses are becoming the norm with Ben Howland teams
Ben Howland = Norv Turner . How are both these guys still employed?
The Wear twins and Larry Drew should be bench/role players -- how is this not registering with Ben Howland.
UCLA Press Release: UCLA hoops sign three UCLA BASKETBALL SIGNS THREE STANDOUTS TO NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT Noah Allen, Allerick Freeman, Zach LaVine sign to play at UCLA in 2013-14 LOS ANGELES – The UCLA men’s basketball program has received signed National Letters of Intent from high school standouts Noah Allen, Allerick Freeman and Zach LaVine during the early signing period, as announced Thursday by head coach Ben Howland. These three high school seniors will enroll at UCLA in the fall of 2013 and begin their freshman seasons in the Bruins’ 2013-14 campaign. “We are thrilled to add these three young men to our program,” head coach Ben Howland said. “Noah, Allerick and Zach have excelled in high school, and they will be valuable additions to our team next year. I’m very excited about this class and the potential of these players. We are looking forward to their arrival next fall, and we’re still hoping to add one or two more players to this recruiting class in the spring.” Allen, a ...
UCLA has a roster fit for John Calipari.not Ben Howland
The Bell returns to the West Side after the Bruins defeat the Trojans. What are the ramifications for both sides. Three Overtime Games in the NFL, as the Witching Hour is in full effect. Who are the contenders and the pretenders? Shabazz is now free, what does that mean for Ben Howland and the Bru...
Kyle Anderson Sr. says that when Shabazz Muhammad makes his season debut Monday night against Georgetown at the Barclays Center, the nation will see the best college basketball player in the land. He also questions how UCLA head coach Ben Howland is using…
Star Freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad, the crown jewel of Ben Howland's ranked recruiting class, has been cleared to play, effective immediately:
Looks like Ben Howland's investment of time in recruiting Muhammad and Anderson had paid off. Both guys are money players!
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Ben Howland is very excited that Shabazz Muhammad will be able to backup Norman Powell off the bench.
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I wonder if Ben Howland knows Isaac Hamilton punked him
Statements from AD Dan Guerrero, head coach Ben Howland and Shabazz Muhammad.
Shabazz is back. Unfortunately Ben howland is too.
Shabazz Muhammed being cleared helps UCLA & Ben Howland keep his job and stay away from
Shabazz Muhammad has been cleared by the NCAA.Ben Howland can be seen doing a holy ghost dance on the floor of Pauley Pavillion
The No. 13 UCLA men’s basketball team led from the beginning and never let up, easily defeating James Madison 100-70.
Ben Howland is "very positive" about the Shabazz Muhammad situation. Well duh of course he is, Shabazz is Howland's savior.
Howland ready for Muhammad appeal decision: UCLA men's basketball coach Ben Howland is ready for a videoconference...
Yea Ben Howland might not even be the coach at UCLA next season lol. BeeJay Anya is making his decision tonight. NC State imo
Top USATODAY: Howland ready for Muhammad appeal: UCLA coach Ben Howland plans to be on a videoconference with the...
On day of Shabazz Muhammad's appeal to the NCAA, Ben Howland is hopeful and remains "very positive" --
On conf call, Ben Howland said UCLA officials on video conf w/ NCAA today regarding Shabazz Muhammad. Doesn't know timetable for decision.
So how does Ben Howland get to sing like a canary about the Shabbaz appeal?
Ben Howland said UCLA is handling the Shabazz Muhammad appeal by video teleconference with NCAA officials in Indy today.
head coach Ben Howland on Shabazz Muhammad: "We're looking forward to getting him back."
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head coach Ben Howland says Shabazz Muhammad and his parents have been extremely cooperative with
UCLA coach Ben Howland said Shabazz Muhammad’s appeal is being heard today, no idea when a decision will be made.
Ben Howland on Shabazz: "We're just very hopeful and hopefully it will be resolved sometime in the near future."
Ben Howland says Kyle Anderson "responded" last night from wrist injury and is rebounding well w/ 9 in 1st half last night.
Ben Howland on Shabazz situation: The appeal process is taking place today. ... I don't know how quickly they're resolved.
Ben Howland on Shabazz: "The appeal process is taking place today." Says he doesn't have timeframe on when they will learn answer.
Ben Howland says the Shabazz Muhammad appeal process is happening today. Doesn't know if that means it will be resolved today.
Ben Howland confirms that the NCAA appeal process for Shabazz Muhammad is taking place today.
Currently taking part in a teleconference with Tom Crean (Indiana) and John Thompson (Georgetown) and Ben Howland (UCLA)
Ben Howland 'praying and hopeful' on appeal
Ben Howland 'praying and hopeful' for Shabazz Muhammad's appeal
UCLA’s Frenetic Offensive Tempo Leads to Rout of James Madison: For the entirety of Ben Howland’s stint at UCLA,...
head coach Ben Howland on missing football game: "I would love to have been there but we’ll be pulling for our Bruins on Saturday."
“I’m hopeful. Praying and hopeful.” - Ben Howland on UCLA's hearing with the NCAA appeals committee Friday.
The "Free Shabazz" movement made its way from the Pauley Pavilion stands onto the court Tuesday. 
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Ben Howland is gonna be at Chick fil a soon too...
Ben Howland says his team will run and play at a faster pace and he is high in his praise of Kyle Anderson-65-0 in HS - he's a WINNER
It was a bittersweet moment for the UCLA Bruins as they kicked off their 2012-13 season with a win in the new Pauley Pavilion but freshman Shabazz Muhammad w...
cUCLA head coach Ben Howland responds to media about Shabazz Muhammad
Shabazz Muhammad Declared Ineligible If UCLA is going to have a come back season, it's going to have to be with out Shabazz Muhammad. A lengthy NCAA investigation determined that multiple violations of the NCAA's amateurism rules were committed. A brother of a Bishop Gorman Coach, identified only as a financial adviser and family friend paid for multiple trips. This comes as no surprise to some as stories of athlete's receiving financial assistance to play sports at the school are constantly in the rumor mill. Sadness filled the university as UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero indicated that it may be temporary as the University will file an immediate appeal. Head Coach Ben Howland called the ruling very disappointing and was saddened for Muhammad who he said was dealing with the review with a phenomenal attitude. I can understand why, like I said before, Shabazz Muhammad may never play another game as an amateur but he will play as a professional in the NBA. He may even play over seas, if the appeal and ...
Poor Shabazz Muhammad was ruled ineligible to start the season for UCLA.Ben Howland can't buy a break, literally.
...And the troubles for UCLA continue...Shabazz Muhammad, last year's high school national player of the year, ruled ineligible...Still have one other stud waiting for a NCAA decision...Not good for Ben Howland...
UCLA begins the 2012-13 basketball season tonight. Brand new are Pauly Pavilion, the Bruin team & the outlook of the UCLA faithful. A solid victory tonigh is a must.
Ben Howland, hope you are not next...
Yessah!!! NCAA bball kicks off TONIGHT! The field is WIDE OPEN this year, although I agree that Indiana has to be the PRESEASON favorite!! Kentucky looked surprisingly good in their exhibitions. I still like Isaiah Cannon as top PG, but the freshman for UK, Archie Goodwin isn't bad, at all!! I still want to see UCLA...I hope Ben Howland doesn't suck the like out of Kyle Anderson...kid can ball!!! Oh, and lookout for the "REAL LIFE FORREST GUMP" in Durham, NC: Marshall Plumlee!!
Say hello to Ben Howland and the UCLA Bruins, or, as they're known around these parts, the Kentucky of the West...
Ben Howland ‘optimistic’ Shabazz Muhammad will be cleared to play for UCLA
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