Report: Cuonzo Martin Leaving Tennessee For California

When Tennessee basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin removed his name from consideration at Marquette, Volunteers fans breathed a collective sigh of relief. Two weeks later, it appears that Martin will be moving on, however – to the California Golden Bears. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Martin has agreed to become the next head coach at Cal, which saw former coach Mike Montgomery retire after six seasons in Berkeley.

Martin coached three years at Tennessee, leading the Vols to a surprise Sweet 16 appearance this past season. He finishes with a 63-41 record at UT. He inherits a Golden Bears program that missed out on the NCAA Tournament this past year, but had reached the big dance in four of the previous five seasons.

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