March 25, 2013
Howland was applauded by supporters as he walked into a news conference at Pauley Pavilion for the last time Monday. The 55-year-coach expressed gratitude for his 10-year run in Westwood, the longest tenure since John Wooden retired in 1975 after 27 years on the sideline.
Howland says he's excited about the future and wants to coach again, although he doesn't know where or when that will happen. He says he wanted to speak out one last time at UCLA so he could publicly thank his current and former players and his staff.