UCLA Basketball: LaVar Ball ‘Feels Good’ About Steve Alford Returning

LaVar Ball is never short on opinions and what he deems insight.

Minutes after UCLA was eliminated from the NCAA tournament and fell short of an Elite Eight appearance, his son Lonzo declared himself eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft.

To be fair, he was prompted by a question asked by a reporter, but Ball confirmed that he will forgo the remainder of his collegiate eligibility and likely become a top five selection in the upcoming NBA draft. There were some rumors, though, that Ball wouldn’t be the only person leaving UCLA now that their season was over.

Many felt that coach Steve Alford might leave the Golden State to coach the Indiana Hoosiers for the 2017-18 season.

Alford was quick to say that he was absolutely not going to leave UCLA to coach at Indiana, and LaVar Ball seemed pleased to hear that.

Ball, who has two more sons named LiAngelo and LaMelo who have already committed to attend UCLA when the time comes, said, “He knows my boys. I like his style, and I’m glad he’s staying,” via ESPN.com.

The Ball’s are looking to form something of a legacy at UCLA, and it appears LaVar Ball want Alford to coach all of them.

Ball must have felt some relief when news broke that the Hoosiers had decided to hire coach Archie Miller to lead them into the next era of Indiana basketball.

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