April 15th, 2014 02:31 PM║ Posted By: Mike Mitchell ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Tennessee
Tags: Cuonzo Martin, Dave Hart, Mike Montgomery, Sandy Barbour
Tennessee is looking for a new basketball coach. Cuonzo Martin is leaving the Vols to replace Mike Montgomery as the head coach at California.
Martin has coached Tennessee the past three seasons. After leading the Vols to the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament, Martin was rumored to in the running for the job at Marquette. When that failed to materialize, it appeared Martin would stay but that all changed this morning when he told A.D. Dave Hart he was involved in the Cal search. Hart says Tennessee offered Martin”close to a half-million dollar raise.”
An official announcement is expected later today at Cal. Cal A.D. Sandy Barbour posted this picture taken with Martin to her Twitter account.
— Sandy Barbour (@gobearsAD) April 15, 2014
Martin complied a 63-41 record in three seasons at Tennessee.
Pat Forde: Absolutely nothing is rock solid on Rocky Top these days. It is high time for a reality check.
Dana O’Neil: Cuonzo Martin, the man they treated like a bad case of the flu for three years, essentially put his thumb to his nose, wiggled his fingers and said, “Stuff it.”
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