Reports: UT head coach Rick Barnes serious coaching candidate for UCLA

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Former University of Texas head basketball coach Rick Barnes addresses reporters after being named head coach at the University of Tennessee Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – University of Tennessee’s head basketball coach Rick Barnes is considered a “serious candidate” in UCLA’s coaching search, according to multiple reports.

According to LA Times reporter Ben Bolch, both Barnes and Lon Kruger have been interviewed for the job. Barnes is considered the front runner.

247 Sports is also reporting that Coach Barnes could be the frontrunner. 

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