Video: UCLA basketball players, Steve Alford, Dan Guerrero address media after China incident

Guard LiAngelo Ball, forwards Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, head coach Steve Alford and athletic director Dan Guerrero addressed the media Wednesday in a news conference about the shoplifting incident in China last weekend. Everyone read a prepared statement and did not take questions.

Due to technical difficulties, Riley is not included on the following video, but hit the jump for a transcript of the Sierra Canyon alumnus’ statement:

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Where UCLA figures land on SCNG’s 50 Most Powerful in SoCal Sports

Clockwise from top left: UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, point guard Lonzo Ball, football head coach Jim Mora and athletic director Dan Guerrero were all named to the SCNG’s list of 50 Most Powerful in SoCal Sports. (Photos by Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star-News, Ethan Miller/Getty Images, Brittany Murray/Daily Breeze, and Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

With new football and basketball facilities opening on campus this year, athletic director Dan Guerrero moved up one spot in the Southern California New Group’s list of the 50 Most Powerful in SoCal Sports. Guerrero, ranked 23rd this year, leads a group of UCLA figures on the annual list.

Others with UCLA ties:

See the full list here

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UCLA AD Dan Guerrero named one of most powerful in Southern California sports

The last five years of Dan Guerrero’s 13-year tenure have produced $225 million worth of construction on athletic buildings, including new football and basketball practice facilities to be completed in 201. (Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News)

The last five years of Dan Guerrero’s 13-year tenure have produced $225 million worth of construction on athletic buildings, including new football and basketball practice facilities to be completed in 201. (Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News)

The Southern California News Group is continuing its list of the 50 most powerful people in Southern California sports, and UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero is the latest person with UCLA ties to make the cut.

Guerrero checks in at No. 24 this year, moving up four spots from his No. 28 position last year, after overseeing major construction on athletic facilities this year.

Other UCLA names on the list so far:

See the full list here.

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UCLA AD Dan Guerrero voted incorrectly in satellite camp decision, Pac-12 commissioner says

Dan Guerrero, Athletic Director, UCLA. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/L.A. Daily

Dan Guerrero, Athletic Director, UCLA. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/L.A. Daily

UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero “did not vote the way he was supposed to vote,” in the decision that banned satellite camps earlier this month, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott told Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel at the annual College Football Playoff meetings on Wednesday.

Guerrero, on behalf of the Pac-12, voted in favor of banning the camps, thus prohibiting coaches to participate in camps outside of their own practice facilities. The vote passed 10-5, with the votes from the five power conferences counting twice.

After the decision, which took place on April 8, Guerrero sent the following email to his fellow Pac-12 athletic directors, per Andy Staples:

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UCLA AD Dan Guerrero: ‘We’re not all about a coaching carousel’

UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero (center) talked on Tuesday about Steve Alford and the state of the Bruins' men's basketball program. (Brad Graverson/Staff)

UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero (center) talked on Tuesday about Steve Alford and the state of the Bruins’ men’s basketball program. (Brad Graverson/Staff)

After one of the most disappointing men’s basketball seasons in recent memory, UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero responded today to fans who have called for him to fire head coach Steve Alford.

“I believe that those that want a coaching change are not going to be happy no matter what I say,” he said. “I believe that others who may be disappointed in the season will understand what UCLA’s all about. We’re not all about a coaching carousel every two or three years. We’re about building a program and doing our best to build our program the right way.

“There are very few coaches around the country that, in their first two years, at any place, will go to two Sweet 16s. You would hope that we would’ve been able to build on that. And we didn’t. We had a subpar year. There’s no question about that. But that was one year.”

Read the full Q&A here.

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