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UNM: Alford owes us $1 million

UCLA men's basketball coach Steve Alford speaks during a news conference at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Alford was hired as UCLA basketball coach on Saturday, spurning New Mexico days after he agreed to a new 10-year deal with the Lobos. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
UCLA men's basketball coach Steve Alford speaks during a news conference at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Alford was hired as UCLA basketball coach on Saturday, spurning New Mexico days after he agreed to a new 10-year deal with the Lobos. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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The post Steve Alford era honeymoon with the University of New Mexico is over — at least on the money front.

In a letter dated Wednesday, sent via certified mail and email, UNM informed Alford it will seek to hold its now-former men’s basketball coach to a buyout provision that was agreed to last month along with more money and a contract extension designed to keep Alford at UNM for 10 years.

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