Steve Alford sitting in on UK meetings and practice

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[caption id="attachment_256004" align="alignnone" width="782"] (Photo: USA Today/Mark Zerof)[/caption] As John Calipari took the podium for his pre-LSU press conference Monday afternoon, he entered with a man who looked a lot like Steve Alford, the former UCLA head coach. Turns out, it was Steve Alford, the former UCLA head coach. Alford is in Lexington as a special guest of Calipari. "He and I have been friends for a long time, so he said he wanted to come in for a couple days," Calipari said. "So he’s here today. I don’t think he’s staying for the game, but he’ll watch us practice. He’ll be at the radio show tonight. I’ve known him for 30 years or so. He’s a great guy. Terrific coach.” Alford was fired from his gig at UCLA back in December after a very disappointing start to his sixth season in Westwood. He spent this past weekend at Tennessee checking in on Rick Barnes and the Vols program.

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