Filed under: Stream Men's College Basketball Steve Alford hired: UCLA brings in New Mexico coach to replace Ben Howland Contributors: Scott Coleman and Ethan Rothstein Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: Steve Alford hired: UCLA brings in New Mexico coach to replace Ben Howland Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Just days after agreeing to a new 10-year deal with New Mexico, head coach Steve Alford has decided to move on and take over the UCLA Bruins. The move comes one week after UCLA fired Ben Howland after 10 seasons. 4 Total Updates Since Mar 30, 2013, 12:03pm EDT Follow this stream March 30, 2013 Steve Alford breaks down UCLA decision timeline By Scott Coleman@scottcoleman55 Alford said he had no idea that UCLA would be interested in him when he signed a 10-year contract extension earlier in the week. March 30, 2013 Experts like Steve Alford hiring at UCLA By Scott Coleman@scottcoleman55 While many like the hiring for UCLA, there are a lot of similarities between Alford and Ben Howland. March 30, 2013 Who replaces Alford at New Mexico? By Scott Coleman@scottcoleman55 One in-house candidate has already emerged as a possible frontrunner for the job after being named the interim head coach. March 30, 2013 UCLA hires Steve Alford By Ethan Rothstein@ethanrothstein The Bruins will pay New Mexico's coach $2.6 million annually for seven years, according to a report.