Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN is reporting that former UCLA coach Ben Howland is expected to be hired as the next head coach at Mississippi State.

Howland will replace Rick Ray who was fired last week.
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Howland was currently en route to Starkville, Mississippi, a source said. An official announcement is expected later this week.

Howland, 57, led the UCLA Bruins to three consecutive Final Four appearances from 2006 to 2008. He took UCLA to a first-place finish in the Pac-12 in 2012-13 but was fired following the season.

He has been a television analyst the past two years.
Ben Howland has been out of coaching since being fired by UCLA in 2013.
Filed Under: SEC Basketball

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Dudes life is over. Now has to live in a backwater like Starkvegas?
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Great idea, he will take the dogs far.
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Good idea
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Bad idea. Success on the West Coast does not equal success in the SEC. Look at Trent Johnson at LSU. Mississippi produces great basketball players. They need a homegrown guy who can build a network of recruiting with the local high school coaches and other boosters.
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