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Steve Alford through the years

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Steve Alford, with New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs at his right, addresses the media after accepting the UCLA coaching job. (Susan Montoya Bryan / Associated Press)
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Steve Alford, barking instructions during an NCAA tournament loss to Harvard last week, went 155-52 in six seasons at New Mexico.  (George Frey / Associated Press)
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Steve Alford guided New Mexico to three NCAA tournament appearances in his six seasons at the university.  (Rick Bowmer / Associated Press)
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Steve Alford and New Mexico won the Mountain West Conference regular-season and tournament titles each of the last two seasons. He has a career coaching record of 463-235, a .663 winning percentage. (Jeff Bottari / Getty Images)
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Coach Steve Alford is restrained by referee Hal Lusk and New Mexico guard Kendall Williams after an altercation in the second half of a conference game against Air Force earlier this season. (Eric Draper / Associated Press)
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Steve Alford and Bob Knight greet each other after a game in which Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers rallied to beat Alford’s Iowa Hawkeyes, 74-71, in one of their Big Ten Conference meetings while the two coached against each other. Alford was captain of Indiana’s 1987 team that won the NCAA title under Knight.  (Tom Strattman / Associated Press)
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Steve Alford, as coach of Iowa, talks to guard Dean Oliver during a nonconference game against Eastern Illinois. Alford helped Iowa to a 25-9 record in 2006, when they won their second Big Ten Conference tournament championship.  (Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press)
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Steve Alford, reacting to a play while coach at Southwest Missouri State, led the Bears to the the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 in 1999 when they finished 22-11.  (John S. Stewart / Associated Press)
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Steve Alford coached four seasons at Southwest Missouri State before taking the job at Iowa, where he spent eight seasons. He went to Southwest Missouri after four seasons at Manchester College, which went 31-1 in his final season and made the NCAA Division III championship game. (Mike Wingo / Springfield NewsLeader)
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Captain Steve Alford and Coach Bob Knight share a moment after Indiana defeated Syracuse, 74-73, to win the 1987 NCAA tournament championship. (Associated Press)
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