Ben Howland talks about his relationship with John Wooden
Benjamin Clark Howland is an American college basketball coach for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and former player. He served as the head men's basketball coach at Northern Arizona University from 1994 to 1999, the University of Pittsburgh from 1999 to 2003, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 2003 to 2013. Howland became the first men's coach in modern college basketball history to be fired shortly after winning an outright power-conference title. He is one of the few NCAA Division I coaches to take three different teams to the NCAA tournament: Northern Arizona, Pittsburgh, and UCLA.