Saw this on Dohn's blog today:
Did UCLA investigate building a new arena? If so, what factors went against building a new arena (other than can't get rid of Pauley). Too costly to teardown Pauley, no viable location?
Yes, UCLA looked into a new arena, but at the end of the day the most influential person in UCLA basketball wants Pauley to be renovated and not knocked down, so athletic director Dan Guerrero is going to adhere to that request.
This is the second time he's mentioned a powerful figure in UCLA basketball being the reason for the decision to renovate rather than rebuild, and that figure is obviously not Guerrero. Is he talking about Coach Wooden? Howland? Bruin legend Michael Fey? If it is coming from Wooden, is there really anything left to debate?