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Ben Howland, Then and Now (2.1)

THEN: His center was hungry for wins.
NOW: His center is hungry for food.

THEN: His players were decorated with awards.
NOW: His players are decorated with tattoos.

THEN: He recruits point guards who end up in the NBA.
NOW: He recruits point guards who end up at other schools.

THEN: His players make steals from the other teams.
NOW: His players make steals from other students.

THEN: His guards make three-pointers.
NOW: His guards make three points.

THEN: His players had class.
NOW: His players go to class (hopefully).

THEN: His best players go to the NBA draft.
NOW: His best players already went to the NBA draft.

THEN: Had players with sweet jump shots.
NOW: Has players who tweet dumb thoughts.

THEN: His teams lose games in the final four.
NOW: His teams lose games in the first four.

THEN: His players play like John Wooden.
NOW: His players play like John Wooden's great-grandson.

THEN: His teams didn't play any zone defense.
NOW: His teams don't play any defense.

THEN: He called momentum killing timeouts.
NOW: He calls momentum killing timeouts.

THEN: He recruited tough kids from Compton and East L.A.
NOW: He recruits soft kids from Disneyland (Anaheim) and the beach (Huntington).

THEN: Went on the road and won at places like "The Pit" and "The Farm".
NOW: Goes on the road, played like the pits, bought the farm.

THEN: He replaced Steve Lavin as coach.
NOW: Sometimes it's hard to tell.

THEN: Sold out Pauley Pavilion.
NOW: Sold out the UCLA basketball program.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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