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Montgomery retires

California men’s basketball coach Mike Montgomery is retiring after six seasons at the school. Cal announced the decision after Montgomery met with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday. The 67-year-old decided to retire following an up-and-down season that ended Wednesday with a loss to SMU in the quarterfinals of the NIT. The Golden Bears were 21-14 and made the postseason for the sixth time in as many years under Montgomery but struggled late in the season and missed out on a return trip to the NCAAs. Montgomery finishes with a 677-317 career record, that includes 18 years at Stanford and eight at Montana. He also had disappointing seasons as head coach of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors in between his stints at Stanford and Cal. – AP