As John Calipari took the podium for his pre-LSU press conference Monday afternoon, he entered with a man who looked a lot like Steve Alford, the former UCLA head coach. Turns out, it was Steve Alford, the former UCLA head coach. Alford is in Lexington as a special guest of Calipari.
“He and I have been friends for a long time, so he said he wanted to come in for a couple days,” Calipari said. “So he’s here today. I don’t think he’s staying for the game, but he’ll watch us practice. He’ll be at the radio show tonight. I’ve known him for 30 years or so. He’s a great guy. Terrific coach.”
Alford was fired from his gig at UCLA back in December after a very disappointing start to his sixth season in Westwood.
He spent this past weekend at Tennessee checking in on Rick Barnes and the Vols program.