Dorrell takes coaching staff instability in stride

Karl Dorrell has seen an average of three assistants leave in each of his five seasons. But he's not letting the coaching merry-go-round get him or UCLA down, writes Ivan Maisel.

Updated: March 7, 2007, 12:41 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

UCLA coach Karl Dorrell seems like a nice enough guy. He doesn't chain his assistant coaches to their desks. He's not a screamer. From what time I've spent around Dorrell, he doesn't scrimp on deodorant or toothpaste. He doesn't appear to be a tough guy to work for.

Yet as he begins his fifth year in charge of the Bruins, Dorrell has gone through assistant coaches like he buys them at Sam's Club. Some he fires. Some leave for better jobs. Some leave for different jobs. And some -- brace yourself ...

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