Who made a better hire for basketball coach? A lot of the media is claiming USC because of the buzz created by Andy Enfield. But ultimately, style of play is not as important as who wins more games, Enfield or Steve Alford.
What makes more of a difference is who recruits better. UCLA is a basketball school. USC is not despite what it might claims its aspirations are for basketball. If nothing else, Los Angeles really will have polar opposite styles of play. Florida Gulf Coast ranked No. 42 nationally in possessions per game while New Mexico was 222nd.
But Ben Howland’s style of play was criticized and the Bruins still got big-time players. Back to the question: Who made the better hire?