Then why aren't the current coaches at UCLA finding recruiting fairly easy? They seem to be doing a failry mediocre job at it.
Why was Ben Howland fired? Why was Howland fired after winning the outright PAC12 title? Five Final Fours in 37 years. Howland responsible for three of those. Why does UCLA still have this belief that they can win championships like this is the John Wooden era lol. Who wants to work under an athletic department that operates in such a manner? They're bringing themselves down. They're bringing the value of the job down.
Also, I think Frank Haith was willing to take any job to get out of Miami because he knew the **** storm was coming quickly. You do have to weigh all options, taxes, locations, etc. Missouri's state income tax isn't as bad as California and the cost of living in Missouri is much cheaper than that of Florida. Cost of living in California is thru the roof and far above what the cost of living in Florida is...on top of outrageous income tax.