Ben Howland is on the hot seat.
Maybe there’s not particularly much heat on the veteran UCLA basketball head coach in the media and on the message boards at the moment, but don’t be fooled.
Howland’s Bruins have struggled on the court and off (according to Sports Illustrated) the past few seasons. If UCLA doesn’t come up roses in the first season at the renovated Pauley Pavilion, Howland may be out the door.
He has to win big, and win now, for these specific reasons.