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SportSteve Alford, Nevada close to deal to make him Wolf Pack head coach, report says

18:50  11 april  2019
18:50  11 april  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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"There is no better coach than Steve Alford to continue the rise of Nevada basketball and we are excited for the next chapter," Nevada athletic director Doug Knuth said in a There is a great tradition of Wolf Pack basketball and the future is even brighter." Alford recruited at a high level at UCLA with

Nevada is nearing a deal to make former UCLA coach Steve Alford its next head coach, according to multiple reports.

Sports Illustrated reported Wednesday that the school had informed other potential coaching candidates that it's in the midst of negotiating a contract. Nevada is not expected to interview other potential hires.

Alford was fired by the Bruins in December after starting the season 7-6. He went 124-63 over six seasons, making four NCAA Tournament appearances. He previously coached at New Mexico, Iowa and Missouri State before taking the UCLA job in 2013.

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Steve Alford has been hired as head coach of the Nevada men's basketball team, the school Alford interviewed with the Wolf Pack and emerged as the front-runner for the job this week He was also the head coach at Iowa and Missouri State, where he made a combined four NCAA tournament

Nevada has named former UCLA coach Steve Alford its next head coach , the school announced Nevada hasn't been searching for a new head coach for long. Former Wolf Pack coach Eric We wish Eric nothing but the best moving forward," Nevada athletics director Doug Knuth said in a

He holds a 509–269 career record as a head coach and has reached the tournament 11 times, though he hasn't had a team make it to the Elite Eight.

"While Steve led us to three Sweet 16 appearances, we simply have not been performing at a consistent level and our struggles up to this point in the season do not bode well for the future," athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement at the time of Alford's firing, per ESPN.

Nevada hasn't been searching for a new head coach for long. Former Wolf Pack coach Eric Musselman, who won 110 games in his four seasons at Nevada, left the program for Arkansas on Sunday after leading Nevada to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last three seasons. His Wolf Pack team reached the Sweet 16 in 2018, however, it lost to Florida in the first round of the 2019 tournament.

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The Nevada Wolf Pack officially hired former UCLA Bruins head coach Steve Alford Thursday on a 10-year contract. 247Sports' Evan Daniels first reported Alford 's time with the Lobos is particularly encouraging. New Mexico reached the Big Dance once in the previous eight years before he arrived.

Nevada is officially hiring former UCLA head coach Steve Alford for its coaching vacancy, the Nevada needed a new head coach after Eric Musselman agreed to a contract with Arkansas on Alford boasts a 509–269 career record as a head coach . He has made the tournament 10 times but

"I want to thank Eric Musselman for four thrilling seasons with the Wolf Pack and for elevating the Nevada men's basketball program to the top of the Mountain West Conference. We wish Eric nothing but the best moving forward," Nevada athletics director Doug Knuth said in a statement Sunday.

"We will immediately begin a national search for the next leader of the Wolf Pack men's basketball program and will have no further comment until that search is completed."

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