career summary for UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball: "Championships
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship (1995, Asst. Coach, UCLA)"
career summary for Washington Huskies Men's Basketball: "
Pac-10 Tournament Championship (2011)
Pac-10 Tournament Championship (2010)
Pac-10 Regular Season Championship (2009)
Pac-10 Tournament Championship (2005)
Pac-10 Coach of the Year (2005, 2009)"
career summary for UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball: "After serving as an assistant coach for three years at Purdue, Steve Lavin was offered an assistant coaching position at UCLA by then-head coach Jim Harrick. At the start of the 1996-97 season, with Lorenzo Romar and Mark Gottfried taking head coaching positions at Pepperdine and Murray State respectively, Steve Lavin was penciled in as the number one assistant coach to Jim Harrick. However UCLA fired Harrick shortly before the start of the season for falsifying receipts for a recruiting dinner.
Despite having no experience as a head coach, Lavin fared well during the 1996-97 season and the Bruins went all the way to the Elite Eight before falling to Minnesota in the regional final, 80-72."
Added trivia: "In High School, O'Bannon was recruited by UCLA, Arizona State and USC. O'Bannon originally chose to attend UNLV but decided to attend UCLA after UNLV was placed on probabtion by the NCAA"