- Kelso, WA
And Bartow left UCLA afer just two years. Had a good record there, but, as John Wooden's successor, I think the expectations were just too high. Started the basketball program at Alabama-Birrmingham and remained as head coach for 18 years (also athletic director) and had a fair amount of success.Well in his defense, he did leave to follow Wooden at UCLA. That’s quite a gig. And he did move the Illini from 10th to 9th in conference. But most of all, his leaving cleared the way for Lou. But, yeah, considering how I feel about Self, I’m sure many people didn’t like Bartow after that.