Per L.A. Times: Guerrero Lied to UCLA Administrators on Vetting Alford Re: the Pierce Scandal. Source: ALFORD!
In 1996, National Championship coach Jim Harrick was fired for lying to administrators about a $900 check at Monty's. Per this Article today by Chris Foster, Guerrero, per his own impulse buy hire Steve Alford
"Guerrero was also questioned — about whether UCLA had properly vetted its new coach and investigated what happened at Iowa. He said he "clearly discussed" the Pierce situation with Alford before hiring him.
However, when Alford was asked a similar question, he said the topic never came up." http://www.latimes.com/la-sp-0519-steve-alford-ucla-20130519,0,3881395.story
If there ever was a "Smoking Guerrero Gun" mandating his firing, this should be the trigger....