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UCLA basketball: Coach Steve Alford never reads the labels
UCLA basketball: Coach Steve Alford never reads the labels

Ask Steve Alford about UCLA basketball and he’ll talk about the weather. Alford, the Bruins’ first-year coach, was asked what he knows now about the UCLA job that he didn’t when he was hired. His answer seemed to be something out of a Los Angeles tourism board brochure. “I thought the weather was really good. I had no idea it was this good,” Alford said. “It’s fun coming to work each day. I don’t worry about the rain. I don’t worry about the weather.” Leaving him plenty of time to worry about other things, like who will run the Bruins’ offense. The only senior lost from last season was point guard...

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