Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tells Jimmy Kimmel that he would like to coach UCLA basketball [Video]

Photo courtesy Jimmy Kimmel Live! YouTube account

Photo courtesy Jimmy Kimmel Live! YouTube account

The UCLA Bruins fired coach Ben Howland after Minnesota knocked his Pac-12 regular season championship squad out of the Tourney in the Round of 64. He had been on campus for 10 seasons and led UCLA to three Final Four appearances in that time, but apparently there were just not enough wins for a program that won 10 national titles in 12 years under John Wooden.

[Related: Howland spoke to the Pac-12 Network regarding his firing]

So, who should the school and the athletic department look to in order to restore the glory?

Why not the greatest player to ever lace ’em up for the legendary Wooden?

On Tuesday, the former Bruins and Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kareem Adbul-Jabber joined Jimmy Kimmel late night to chat about his time on the show ‘Splash’, his new statue at the Staples Center and, of course, the open position at UCLA.

Which he said he would take, should it be offered (if you don’t feel like waiting, skip to the 1:45 mark and enjoy).

Video courtesy Jimmy Kimmel Live YouTube account