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No one epitomizes doing nothing with a plethora of talent like Ben Howland. Trevor Ariza, Ryan Hollins, Jordan Farmar, Aaron Afflalo, Russell Westbrook, Mbah a Moute, Kevin Love, Jrue Holiday, Darren Collinson and Tyler Honeycutt have all been a part of stacked UCLA teams under Howland's tutelage.
All haven't won an NCAA championship! The furthest they got was to the championship game with a team that included Farmar, Collison, Afflalo, Hollins, and Mbah a Moute. If your college basketball team has 5 future NBA players, and you can't win it all...Well you fill in the blank.
UCLA's style of play always seems to lack intensity and that is a reflection of the coach.
Nothing shows Howland's true colors more than the 2009-2010 season. Tyler Honeycutt was the best incoming freshman heading to UCLA with 4 other 4 star players. The team also already had Malcolm Lee a current Timberwolves player and past Pac-10 1st team player. What did Howland do with this talent? Went 14-18 and didn't even make the NIT.
Shaka Smart brought a team of nobodies to the NCAA final 4, while Howland had 2 future NBA players and couldn't make ANY tournament and Howland is consistently ranked as one of the best coaches in the nation. Ha.