UCLA and Jamie Dixon are reportedly finalizing a deal for him to become the next basketball coach.
USC contacted Dixon twice, most recently in 2013 when he was their No. 1 choice to replace Kevin O’Neill. Dixon opted to stay at Pitt before eventually going to TCU. The funny part is I heard Pat Haden‘s concern with Dixon was that his teams did not score enough points.
He couldn’t be worse than Steve Alford so in that sense he is a good hire. But will he rescue UCLA basketball? That’s a different matter. UCLA has a lot in common with USC in that it is run in a sideways manner despite its tradition.
And frankly, UCLA fans should probably be standing outside the Morgan Center with torches and pitch forks when you consider the Bruins last won the Rose Bowl in 1986. That’s a full generation ago. What percent of the U.S. population was even alive back then?