UCLA fires Ben Howland as basketball coach
LOS ANGELES -- In what turned out to be a last-chance season for Ben Howland at UCLA, he wasn't able to stabilize the storied basketball program that had been roiled by problems on and off the court.
Another early round exit from the NCAA tournament hastened his firing after 10 seasons as Bruins coach.
Howland took the program to three Final Four appearances from 2006-08 and won four Pac-12 championships, including this season.
But the Bruins were bounced out of the NCAAs with ...
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