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Mike Montgomery considering retirement

California men’s coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled to meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday to let her know whether he plans to retire.


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STANFORD, Calif. — California men’s coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled to meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday to let her know whether he plans to retire.

Barbour, attending the NCAA women’s basketball Stanford Regional, confirmed Sunday they would meet in Berkeley to discuss the future.

The Golden Bears lost Wednesday in the quarterfinal round of the NIT, 67-65 to Southern Methodist, to finish the season at 21-14.

The 67-year-old Montgomery, who coached Stanford for 18 years before two disappointing seasons as coach of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, has a 677-317 record in 32 years in college.

He had reached a two-year contract extension in July 2012 to remain at the school through 2015-16. Ahead of the 2011-12 season, Montgomery disclosed he had bladder cancer and underwent surgery that left him cancer-free. Montgomery then led the Golden Bears to a 24-10 record that season, a runner-up finish in the Pac-12 and a first-round loss to South Florida in the NCAA tournament.

He also helped Cal capture its first league title in 50 years in 2010.

At Stanford, Montgomery reached 12 NCAA tournaments with 10 straight second-round appearances and a trip to the 1998 Final Four. Montgomery is 130-73 in six seasons at Cal.

LAWRENCE, Kan. — When Andrew Wiggins arrived at Kansas last summer, he was open about his list of goals for the coming year: He wanted to win a Big 12 championship, win the NCAA title and become the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

One of those goals, of course, was crushed in a season-ending loss to Stanford in the NCAA tournament’s round of 32. But Wiggins is poised to take another step toward his last goal Monday, when he will officially declare for the NBA draft at a news conference at Allen Fieldhouse. Wiggins will be joined by coach Bill Self, which has become a customary step for Kansas players who leave early for the draft.

Wiggins averaged 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in his freshman season.

Notes

• Repeating a scene from 13 years ago, several hundred Arizona fans and Tucson police clashed in the streets late Saturday after Arizona’s loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament. Authorities said 15 people were arrested after fans hurled beer bottles and firecrackers at officers, who then used pepper spray to disperse the crowd. No officers were hurt.

• ESPN analyst Jimmy Dykes was hired as the women’s coach at Arkansas, his first college coaching job in more than 20 years. He has deep roots in the area and succeeds Tom Collen, who was fired after going 132-90 in seven seasons.



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