Alford was fired in December 2018 after six seasons at UCLA.
Nevada is officially hiring former UCLA head coach Steve Alford for its coaching vacancy, the school has announced. He signed a 10-year deal and will be formally introduced at an announcement event on Friday.
The Athletic's Seth Davis first broke the news of Alford emerging as a serious candidate to become Nevada's next head coach.
Alford was fired by UCLA on Dec. 31, 2018. He reached the NCAA tournament four times in six seasons with the Bruins, including a trio of Sweet 16 appearances. Alford coached at New Mexico, Iowa and Missouri State before heading to Westwood in 2013.
Nevada needed a new head coach after Eric Musselman agreed to a contract with Arkansas on April 7. Musselman took the Wolf Pack to the NCAA tournament in each of the last three seasons, including a run to the Sweet 16 in 2018. Nevada lost to Florida in the first round of the 2019 tournament.
Alford boasts a 509–269 career record as a head coach. He has made the tournament 10 times but has never reached the Elite Eight.