Basketball coach Steve Alford fired from UCLA

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LOS ANGELES, Cali. (KCRG) - Steve Alford has been fired from UCLA. The University of California, Los Angeles said Monday he has been relieved from his duties immediately.

The reports of Alford's firing come after the Bruins' fourth straight loss, dropping their record to 7-6 this season.

Alford has served as a coach for UCLA since 2013. His overall record at UCLA is 124-63, with four NCAA tournament appearances and one Pac-12 tournament title.

Before heading to UCLA Alford spent time coaching for the New Mexico Lobos.

He also served as head coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1999-2007. While at Iowa, Alford had a 152-106 record overall for the men's basketball team.

The 54-year-old also coached for the Missouri State Bears and Manchester University Spartans.

Alford played in college for the Indiana Hoosiers and went on to play in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks before retiring to become a coach in 1991.

UCLA says Murry Bartow will serve as the program's interim head coach the rest of the season. UCLA is set to play Stanford Thursday.