Hi all, I'm a long time BN reader and I thought I would christen my first post about the crazy NBA offseason we've had. I guess this post arose from the UCLA players that moved teams to be precise. As some reserves became starters for their new teams, it triggered a thought about how many former UCLA players are currently playing and who among them are starters and reserves.
After a little research, I found there are 15 former Bruins still lacing them up. Or 14 if Mr. Watson can't find a home. Anyway, I also found it interesting that among those 14, it's split 50/50 for starters and reserves. What's also interesting and a testament to his coaching skills, Coach Howland has now given the NBA 6 starters. That's not too shabby if you ask me. Below is the list for your viewing enjoyment.
Player/ Team/ (S)tarter,(R)eserve/ Coach
Aaron Afflalo/ Nuggets/ S/ Howland
Ryan Hollins/ Cavs/ R/ Lavin/ Howland
Jason Kapono/ 76ers/ R/ Lavin
Kevin Love/ T'wolves/ S/ Howland
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute/ Bucks/ R/ Howland
Earl Watson/ was with the Pacers last season/ S/ Lavin
So Howland has been Coach at UCLA for 7 full seasons going on 8 and he's produced 6 starters so far. Even considering what happened last season, you have to be impressed with that. I'm confident he'll get the program back on track and start producing more top tier UCLA and NBA talent. Just thought everyone would like seeing that.