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UCLA Has Reportedly Hired A Head Basketball Coach

UCLA cheerleaders performing during a game.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 14: UCLA Bruins cheerleaders perform during a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 basketball tournament against the Arizona State Sun Devils at T-Mobile Arena on March 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Sun Devils defeated the Bruins 83-72. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

UCLA's men's basketball program's search for a new head coach appears to be over. Finally.

The Bruins, who made reported runs at Kentucky's John Calipari, Tennessee's Rick Barnes and TCU's Jamie Dixon, have reportedly settled on a head coach out of the American Athletic Conference.

According to multiple reports, Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin is getting the UCLA job.

Jeff Goodman reported earlier this afternoon that the Bruins had zeroed in on Cronin, 47, for the job.

College basketball insider Jon Rothstein is now reporting that Cronin has officially been hired. "Sources: UCLA has officially hired Cincinnati's Mick Cronin as its next head basketball coach," he tweeted.

Cronin, an Ohio native, has been Cincinnati's head coach since 2006. The veteran head coach has built the Bearcats into one of the most-consistent programs in the country. Cincinnati has made nine straight NCAA Tournaments.

The Bearcats have had some disappointing postseason finishes, though, as they've been unable to reach the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament in seven straight appearances. Cronin led Cincinnati to one Sweet 16 appearance back in 2012.

Stay tuned for an official announcement from UCLA regarding its head coaching hire.