Craig Neal replaces Steve Alford as New Mexico head coach - USA TODAY -- Kyle Terada

Craig Neal named New Mexico basketball coach

New Mexico stripped the interim tag away from Craig Neal and made him the Lobo's head coach.

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New Mexico, Steve Alford still arguing over buyout

New Mexico and Steve Alford are still trying to figure out what the former coach owes.

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Craig Neal's contract is a 5-year, $750K deal

New Mexico will be paying over $1 million less for Craig Neal to be their head coach than they would have for Steve Alford.

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New Mexico to Alford: You Owe Us $1 Million

A letter delivered by a team of the University of New Mexico's lawyers isn't about to let Steve Alford relocate without leaving a hefty sum behind.

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Craig Neal releases statement about UNM job

Craig Neal sent out a prepared statement about being the New Mexico.

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Craig Neal provides stability to UNM program

Craig Neal was appropriately named the head basketball coach for New Mexico. His hire kept current players and recruits from abandoning the program.

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Craig Neal named New Mexico head coach

Craig Neal, interim head for the New Mexico Lobos and former associate head coach under former head coach Steve Alford was named head coach at UNM late Tuesday afternoon

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It's Noodles!

Steve Alford's replacement is found in-house as former assistant Craig "Noodles" Neal is promoted from the interim to the real thing.

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UNM should look at Wichita State's Greg Marshall

New Mexico is on the look out for a new head coach in the wake of Steve Alford up and taking the UCLA job.

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Steve Alford's final press conference with UNM

Steve Alford has one last press conference with New Mexico before he took off to UCLA.

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Which UNM players will follow Steve Alford to UCLA

The big concern for New Mexico now is if they will lose players to transfer with Steve Alford now on to UCLA.

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Alford: UCLA offer 'came out of left field'

Steve Alford held one final press conference at New Mexico to talk about him leaving to take the UCLA job.

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Craig Neal named interim New Mexico coach

With Steve Alford heading to UCLA, New Mexico has named Craig Neal as their interim head coach.

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Reactions about Steve Alford to UCLA

The Steve Alford to UCLA coaching hire today has been the big story on the day that a pair of Final Four bids are on the line. So of course, everyone is reacting to the news.

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Some UCLA fans are not satisfied with Alford hire

Some UCLA fans are not so high on bringing in New Mexico's Steve Alford.

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UCLA hires New Mexico's Steve Alford

Multiple sources, including ESPN's Andy Katz, are reporting that the UCLA Bruins will hire New Mexico Lobos head coach Steve Alford for the vacant position left by the firing of Ben Howland. UNM Sports Information confirmed the news and announced a Noon MT press conference Saturday.

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UNM, Alford Ink 10-Year Deal

New Mexico men's basketball head coach Steve Alford agrees to a new contract that will keep him firmly entrenched in Albuquerque through 2023.

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