Tuesday, May 21

UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero helped introduced new UCLA men’s basketball coach Mick Cronin on Wednesday at a press conference in Pauley Pavilion. Guerrero, along with Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers, helped lead the search to fill the position. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Press conference showcases process behind search for new men’s basketball coach

If UCLA’s 99-day head coach search was an increasingly strenuous workout, then Wednesday’s introductory press conference was a refreshing shower. How long it takes until the aches and pains set in is still to be determined, but the Bruins’ lengthy search – which included thorough background checks and at least three other reported candidates – is over. Read more...

UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero helped introduced new UCLA men’s basketball coach Mick Cronin on Wednesday at a press conference in Pauley Pavilion. Guerrero, along with Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers, helped lead the search to fill the position. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA men’s basketball’s search for its next coach has gone on for over 90 days. Steve Alford was fired Dec. 31 and TCU’s Jamie Dixon is reportedly no longer an option for the Bruins.
(Daily Bruin file photo)
UCLA men’s basketball’s search for its next coach has gone on for over 90 days. Steve Alford was fired Dec. 31 and TCU’s Jamie Dixon is reportedly no longer an option for the Bruins.
(Daily Bruin file photo)

Rising sophomore Martell Irby appeared in all 12 games for UCLA football as a freshman last season while splitting time between running back and special teams. Irby carried the ball 45 times for 191 yards and a touchdown. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)
Rising sophomore Martell Irby appeared in all 12 games for UCLA football as a freshman last season while splitting time between running back and special teams. Irby carried the ball 45 times for 191 yards and a touchdown. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA Athletics has provided minimal clarification to the nationwide athletics admission scandal. One coach and two athletes have been connected to UCLA as of Wednesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)
UCLA Athletics has provided minimal clarification to the nationwide athletics admission scandal. One coach and two athletes have been connected to UCLA as of Wednesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA men's basketball sophomore guard Jaylen Hands said the Bruins will have to avoid falling behind early if they want to keep their season alive at the Pac-12 tournament. UCLA will face Stanford in the first round on Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)
UCLA men's basketball sophomore guard Jaylen Hands said the Bruins will have to avoid falling behind early if they want to keep their season alive at the Pac-12 tournament. UCLA will face Stanford in the first round on Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Chris Smith is averaging 6.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game so far this season. UCLA men’s basketball will wrap up its regular season this week against Colorado and Utah on the road. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Sophomore guard Chris Smith is averaging 6.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game so far this season. UCLA men’s basketball will wrap up its regular season this week against Colorado and Utah on the road. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt junior Alex Olesinski missed UCLA men's basketball's first 13 games of the season after suffering a foot injury in the offseason. Olesinski logged a season-high 19 minutes against Oregon on Saturday. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Redshirt junior Alex Olesinski missed UCLA men's basketball's first 13 games of the season after suffering a foot injury in the offseason. Olesinski logged a season-high 19 minutes against Oregon on Saturday. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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