UCLA has fired coach Steve Alford, according to multiple reports.
Officials at UCLA have not responded to the reports.
An official announcement is expected Monday.
BREAKING: UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero has decided to terminate Steve Alford as basketball coach, @TheAthleticCBB has learned. Official announcement expected tomorrow. No indication yet who will serve as interim coach for remainder of the season.
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) December 31, 2018
The Bruins are just 7-6 after losing their past four games. Things hit rock bottom on Saturday, when UCLA lost at home by 15 points to Liberty.
“This might be one of the most disappointing games I’ve had,” Alford said following the Liberty loss. “Trying to reflect back throughout 28 years, and the word disappointment of just our team and how we performed. I don’t know the last time I was this disappointed in a team. It did not look like us at any level, as far as how we prepped, how we practiced, how we watched film, things that we’ve done. The execution was extremely poor at both ends. Just very disappointed in how we played.”
Alford signed another one-year contract extension after the 2016-17 season, an agreement that raised his current buyout to $3.6 million.
Was fairly certain Steve Alford buyout agreement would be reached last night … and it was. @SethDavisHoops had it first. Alford out at UCLA head coach. https://t.co/nX50cCUOSP
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) December 31, 2018
Alford was hired in 2013 after UCLA fired Ben Howland.