Guerrero, UCLA need Ben Howland

Updated: January 27, 2011, 8:03 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

They met on their way up the ladder two decades ago.

Ben Howland was a young assistant men's basketball coach at UC Santa Barbara looking for his first head-coaching job.

Dan Guerrero was the athletic director at UC Irvine, making his first major hire.

"That was sort of my first time I went one-on-one with him," Guerrero said. "I wound up hiring Pat Douglass because he had a great pedigree and I had a great relationship with him going in. But I really liked ...

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