It's all in the family for UCLA's Steve Alford
SAN FRANCISCO – Steve Alford didn’t just bring himself over to Westwood from New Mexico; obviously, his family came with as well. And not only are his loved ones by his side in SoCal, they’re also on the Pauley Pavilion hardwood as he blows his whistle.
Bryce and Kory Alford will be suiting up for the Bruins in 2013-14, giving UCLA two sets of brothers on its squad (twins David and Travis Wear are redshirt seniors). While it is yet to be seen how much time the two will get on the court, both have an innate feel for how the Bruins will do things on and off the court under their father.
“It’s a lot of fun,” Alford said when asked about coaching his sons. “My oldest son Kory has been with me at New Mexico for the last two years, and he understands how we do things… Bryce has a very good basketball IQ; he’s going to know his role and who needs to get the basketball.”
It’s nothing new for Alford, who played for his father Sam in high school and earned Indiana’s Mr. Basketball Award in 1983. Not sure he’s asking Bryce or Kory to average 37.7 points per game for pops like he did for his, however.