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Alford says he won't pay $1M buyout to New Mexico

Updated: April 30, 2013, 12:49 PM ET
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A University of New Mexico official says former Lobos basketball coach Steve Alford is willing to pay a $200,000 buyout for leaving the Albuquerque school to take a job at UCLA but he won't pay the $1 million payment that New Mexico wants.

According to the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/14L4Aaj ), an email written by a university lawyer says Alford is offering to comply with terms of his previous contract with New Mexico.

Alford on March 18 signed a term sheet ...

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