One of the men who got Wooden some of those titles, Bill Walton, is not fond of Howland at all, and blasted Howland on the air as he was calling the game, suggesting UCLA should fire him according to USA Today.
Walton: ”Play better basketball.”
Walton: ”Better style.”
Walton: ”It’s the coach.
Pasch: ”So you’re not a Ben Howland fan?”
Walton: ”No.Walton waited a few minutes, and let Howland have it again.
Bill Walton is somewhere still letting Howland have it.Pasche: “What’s the next best option there for UCLA?Walton: ”Do they look like they’re having a good time? Are they playing great basketball? Are they selling tickets? Is this an atmosphere that you would say, ‘Yeah.’ This looks like people are getting ready to go to the dentist.”
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