Report: Lon Kruger interviewed for UCLA job
Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger has been interviewed for the UCLA head coaching job, according to Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times.
Bolch reported that Tennessee coach Rick Barnes is the front runner for the UCLA job. The Bruins had zeroed in on TCU coach Jamie Dixon, but UCLA was reportedly unwilling to pay his buyout.
Latest I've heard is that Rick Barnes and Lon Kruger have been interviewed for the UCLA job, with Barnes considered the frontrunner. He's 64, two years younger than Kruger, and is coming off a national-coach-of-the-season at Tennessee.— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) April 8, 2019
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Kruger, 66, has spent the last eight seasons at Oklahoma. He led the Sooners to the second round of the NCAA Tournament this season.
OU has made the tournament in six of his eight seasons, including a Final Four run in 2016.
Kruger owns 639 career college coaching victories with stops at Texas Pan-American, Kansas State, Florida, Illinois, UNLV and OU.