Mississippi State has hired former UCLA coach Ben Howland to lead its men's basketball team, the school said Monday night.
Mississippi State and Howland agreed to a four-year contract, multiple sources told ESPN. The four-year contract is the maximum length of a deal allowed for a state employee under Mississippi law.
Howland will be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Howland, 57, led the UCLA Bruins to three consecutive Final Four appearances from 2006 to 2008. He took UCLA to a first-place finish in the Pac-12 in 2012-13 but was fired after the season.
He has been a television analyst the past two years.
Howland will replace Rick Ray, who was fired Saturday after three seasons in Starkville. The Bulldogs were 13-19 this season and 37-60 in Ray's tenure.
ESPN.com's Andy Katz and The Associated Press contributed to this report.