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  1. Norman Powell staying after Howland firing

    Peter Yoon

    LOS ANGELES -- Hiring Steve Alford as UCLA basketball coach saved at least one Bruins player. Or, perhaps more accurately, firing Ben Howland did. UCLA guard Norman Powell said Tuesday he was staying at UCLA after considering transferring, and...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  2. Bruins need a coach they can call their own

    Peter Yoon

    LOS ANGELES -- Rick Pitino? Really? Billy Donovan? Phil Jackson? Why on Earth would UCLA want to hire one of those guys? OK, they are all proven winners who have shown they know how to run a program with consistent success. On that level, it...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  3. Kareem expresses interest in UCLA job

    Peter Yoon

    LOS ANGELES -- Former UCLA and NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is hoping to dive into the Bruins' search for a basketball coach. Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer and a three-time national champion as a member of the UCLA basketball t...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  4. Coaching search? Bring out the phone book

    Peter Yoon

    LOS ANGELES--Let the coaching search begin. Ben Howland and Dan Guerrero have said their piece to each other and to the public through press conferences and now a job thought to be among the most prestigious in all of college sports is open. Ju...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  5. UCLA Bruins fire coach Ben Howland after 10 seasons

    Peter Yoon

    UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland has been relieved of his duties after 10 seasons at the helm of the Bruins, the school announced Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  6. Source -- UCLA Bruins to fire coach Ben Howland

    Peter Yoon

    UCLA is expected to announce on Sunday that basketball coach Ben Howland has been fired, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said late Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2013
  7. Howland: UCLA star Muhammad off to NBA

    Peter Yoon

    LOS ANGELES -- UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad played his last game in Pauley Pavilion on Saturday night in a 74-69 victory against No. 11 Arizona, Bruins coach Ben Howland said after the game. Muhammad is a projected NBA lottery pick and it long h...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  8. Scrutiny doesn't faze Shabazz Muhammad

    Peter Yoon

    LOS ANGELES -- Shabazz Muhammad has been making appearances in "SportsCenter" highlights for more than a year, but the latest one really caught him off guard. Normally, UCLA's Muhammad is highlighted for what he does on the court -- a dunk, a 3-po...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  9. Bruins still hoping they can man up

    Peter Yoon

    LOS ANGELES -- Ben Howland built his reputation on a tough man-to-man defense; far be it from him to give up on it this early in the season. Howland acknowledges his team this year is better suited to play a zone, and he has reluctantly used a zon...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  10. Howland devising plan for Muhammad

    Peter Yoon

    Ben Howland has pocket aces and might possibly get another on the flop, now he's got to decide how to play the hand. Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson, two of the top five national recruits, have signed with UCLA along with No. 41 Jordan Adams an...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  11. Joshua Smith says he's coming back

    Peter Yoon

    LOS ANGELES -- UCLA center Joshua Smith said Thursday that he would be coming back to UCLA. Smith, a 6-foot-10 sophomore center, had a disappointing season averaging only 10 points and 4.9 rebounds but is thought to have NBA potential because of h...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  12. UCLA Bruins coach Ben Howland lost control of highly recruited pl...

    Peter Yoon

    The recent downturn in UCLA basketball can be blamed on coach Ben Howland losing control of his program when a group of prima donna players began to rebel without consequence, a Sports Illustrated story suggests.

    Story | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  13. Improved defense sparks UCLA turnaround

    Peter Yoon

    Almost from Day 1 of practice this season, coach Ben Howland was telling anyone who would listen that UCLA was a long way from being the type of defensive team he'd like it to be. Ten games into the season, the Bruins are finally starting to show ...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  14. Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, son drop by UCLA with Kevin Love, Russell ...

    Peter Yoon

    UCLA's football practice became a celebrity affair Wednesday morning when Sean "P. Diddy" Combs showed up with his son, UCLA recruit Justin Combs, along with a star-studded entourage, including Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Baron Davis.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2011
  15. Honeycutt remains confident after slipping

    Peter Yoon

    Tyler Honeycutt had pretty high hopes for the NBA draft, so high, in fact, that he was in attendance at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., expecting to hear his name called during the first round. But as the picks went on and the first round t...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  16. Malcolm Lee drafted by Bulls, traded to Minnesota

    Peter Yoon

    Malcolm Lee went on a 16-city tour over 40 days in preparing for the NBA draft, and his travels continued even during Thursday night's draft. The Chicago Bulls selected Lee with the 13th pick in the second round (No. 43 overall) and then immediate...

    Blog | June 23, 2011