Cal hires Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin as coach

Cal hires Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin as coach

Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin directs his team during the second half of an NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal college basketball tournament game against the Michigan Friday, March 28, 2014, in Indianapolis. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Michael Conroy


BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California has hired Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin as its head coach.

Cal announced Martin’s hiring Tuesday. He replaces Mike Montgomery, who retired last month after six seasons in Berkeley.

Martin went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee, including a 24-13 mark and an appearance in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament this season. He was previously the coach at Missouri State.

Martin was scheduled to be introduced at Cal during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
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