Cuonzo Martin to become next Cal men’s basketball head coach

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, Athletics Director Sandy Barbour, new Cal men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and Vice Chancellor of Finance John Wilton pose for a photograph at Martin's introductory press conference on April 15, 2014.
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UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, Athletics Director Sandy Barbour, new Cal men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and Vice Chancellor of Finance John Wilton pose for a photograph at Martin's introductory press conference on April 15, 2014.

Cuonzo Martin has agreed to become the next head basketball coach for Cal. He will replace Mike Montgomery, who retired March 31. At a press conference Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour and Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, along with other administrators at Cal, formally announced Martin’s hiring and
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