UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford disputes assistant David Grace's account of his dismissal

“I’ve been around Murry for a long time, and he’s someone who I really respect and admire,” Alford said. “He comes from a basketball family, he has a solid coaching pedigree and he has developed a really good understanding of the game. … We have a big off-season ahead of us, and I know that Murry will play a major role in helping our guys get better every day.”