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Bill Walton Really Doesn’t Like Ben Howland

Former UCLA legend Bill Walton is an acquired taste when it comes to his broadcasting career.

Some find his broadcast style to be grandiose while others (like myself) think he’s a breath of fresh air who isn’t afraid to speak his mind.

For example, Walton didn’t hold back during Thursday’s ESPN broadcast of UCLA vs. Washington. Attendance at Pauley Pavilion was sparse to say the very least and Walton pointed the finger directly at Bruins head coach Ben Howland.

Via The Big Lead:

Pasch: “OK, well, that’s obvious. How do you play better basketball?”

Walton: “Better style.”

Pasch: “Alright, so, is that the coach? Is that the players?”

Walton: “It’s the coach.

Pasch: “So you’re not a Ben Howland fan?”

Walton: “No.”

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Sports Illustrated Drops the Hammer on UCLA

If you’ve wondered why the UCLA men’s basketball program has fallen from grace the last three seasons, George Dohrmann of Sports Illustrated has discovered the possible answer.

The Ben Howland regime in Westwood has been filled with rampant fighting, drinking and drug use — all while the head coach looked the other way a majority of the time.

Dohrmann spoke to dozens of players and former staff members from the last four seasons. But the true star in this lengthy piece is former Bruin Reeves Nelson:

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