UCLA will hope to get its basketball program back on track with the hiringof Mick Cronin as the team's newest head coach. 

According to ESPN.com's Jeff Borzello, Cronin's deal is worth $24 million over six years. 

TCU coach Jamie Dixon had initially seemed like he would be the team's next head coach, but his $8 million buyout caused the deal to fall through.

Cronin has spent the past 13 years at Cincinnati, accumulating a 296-147 record. Adding in his three years with Murray State, and he has 365 victories at the Division I level.

The coach had turned the Bearcats into one of the most consistent teams in college basketball, reaching the NCAA tournament in each of the last nine years. The squad also won the AAC tournament in each of the past two seasons.