Jamie Dixon won’t be the frontrunner to turn out to be UCLA’s males’s basketball coach in spite of everything.
Dixon reportedly agreed to depart TCU to hitch the Bruins, however negotiations have hit a snag. UCLA should pay an $eight million buyout to accumulate the coach for subsequent season, which is just too steep a value to pay for the Bruins, in keeping with an L.A. Occasions report.
Makes an attempt had been made to decrease Dixon’s buyout value, however the report states TCU was unwilling to be versatile. So UCLA could also be pressured to pursue different candidates.
Different notable names concerned in Bruins teaching rumors embody Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin, St. Mary’s Randy Bennett, and Texas’ Shaka Good.
Dixon, 53, studied beneath UCLA coach Ben Howland. He coached Pittsburgh to 11 NCAA event appearances in 13 years earlier than shifting on to TCU in 2016, the place he led the Horned Frogs to 1 NCAA event look in three years.
The Bruins have been topped nationwide champions 11 instances, however have not reached the Ultimate 4 in additional than a decade. To make issues worse, they have not received a nationwide championship since 1995.
UCLA parted methods with head coach Steve Alford again in December. It went on to complete the season 17-16, lacking the NCAA event.
TCU went 23-14 and misplaced within the fourth spherical of the NIT.