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Former UCLA star Lonzo Ball stumps for Earl Watson to be Bruins' next coach

Former UCLA star Lonzo Ball stumps for Earl Watson to be Bruins' next coach
Published On: Wed, Jan 02
Mar 14, 2015; Hartford, CT, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs guard Nic Moore (11) shoots against Temple Owls forward/center Devontae Watson (23) in the second half during the semifinal round of the American Conference Tournament at XL Center. SMU defeated Temple 69-56. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Lonzo BallA says theA UCLA Bruins, his former school, should hire Earl Watson as the next coach of its men's basketball program.

"I know Earl personally," Ball said after theA Los Angeles Lakers' shootaround Wednesday morning. "I think he has coaching experience in the league. Obviously he went there, he's alumni, so I think he's a good fit."

UCLA, after a 15-point home loss to Liberty, fired Steve Alford on Monday. He coached the team for 5 1/2 seasons, leading the team to four NCAA tournaments and three Sweet 16 appearances.

Watson, 39, played at UCLA from 1997 to 2001 and then in the NBA from 2001 to 2014.

He coached theA Phoenix Suns, going 33-85 in parts of three seasons on the sidelines until heA was fired after an 0-3 startA to the 2017-18 season.

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