Big-monied UCLA athletic donors, in unprecedented numbers, are making strong indications to UCLA that they won't support the basketball program if Steve Alford continues as its coach, according to many sources.
Some prominent people related to the basketball program and the UCLA athletic department are trying to personally raise money to go toward the buyout, according to sources.
A rumor is circulating that there is a conference call planned between some of the biggest donors and UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero. We have yet to absolutely confirm it.
Donors known by Bruin Report Online who are usually very optimistic-type fans, that have supported the football and basketball programs through just about every hardship or mismanagement, have told UCLA they'll discontinue their support of the basketball program if a change isn't made.
It's the biggest out-pouring of sentiment to not support a coach and a program in our experience publishing this site.
At this moment, however, good sources still believe it's uncertain if UCLA retains Alford.