Looks like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s non-stop yearning to be UCLA’s basketball coach could finally be quenched.
And why not?
Abdul-Jabbar is one of the game’s all-time greats, and represents a link to legendary coach John Wooden, whom he played for from 1966-’69.
And isn’t that what every Bruins fan is yearning for? A return to the good ol’ days?
Kareem represents that, and then he brings his own postmodern twist.
Seriously, what’s a three-year contract to a guy who might be the right guy? Cause the last guy sure wasn’t the right guy, not after about Year 3 of his contract.
Abdul-Jabbar does have a spotty coaching history — personal coach to Michael Olowokandi — and a perhaps even more spotty personal history — cannabis, anyone? — but someone inside the halls at UCLA should make the right choice this time, and give its greatest living alum the job.