Report: Steve Alford to UCLA

New Mexico v Harvard

After leading New Mexico to a disappointing *second round exit in this year’s tournament, Steve Alford is going to be rewarded with a new job and more money. What a world.

ESPN’s Andy Katz reports the Indiana alum and current Lobos head coach will take the head coaching position at UCLA. Alford began his coaching career at Manchester in 1991. He hasn’t taken a team to the sweet 16 since 1999, when he was the coach at Southwest Missouri State.

Alford signed a 10-year contract extension with New Mexico ten days ago that included a $240,000 raise and a $1 million buyout if he were to leave before April 1, 2015. We repeat, what a world.

*they lost to Harvard in the round of 64, which is no longer the first round because semantics are slowly killing us all.