Published: Thu, March 16, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Cal head coach Cuonzo Martin resigns


"Cuonzo Martin has reportedly resigned as head coach of the Cal men's basketball team to "[take] another head coaching job".

We'll update this post as the coaching situation in Bloomington continues to develop.

The former MSU coach has been linked to the opening at Missouri as reports say the program offered Martin the position Wednesday afternoon.

One of the names thrown about early for the IL coaching job will coach against the Illini in December when the two teams meet in their annual Bragging Rights game in St. Louis.

Martin, who also spent three seasons at Tennessee-reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2014 with the Volunteers-and three seasons at Missouri State, will inherit a program that won just two SEC games and went 8-24 overall in 2016-17. The deal will be for seven years, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Martin coached at Missouri State from 2008-09 through the 2010-11 season.

Assistant Wyking Jones will serve as Cal's interim head coach. His Golden Bears were bounced from the first round of the NIT Tuesday night after being upset at home by Cal State Bakersfield.

Martin brings a resume to Columbia that includes two NCAA Tournament appearances and six 20-win seasons, but the regular-season success hasn't translated into many deep runs in the postseason.

He left MSU after that season to take the same position at Tennssee.

Martin's squads also posted high marks in the classroom as well, recording a ideal single-year April score of 1000 in 2014-15 and demonstrating the highest overall increase in grade point average, from 2.60 to 2.84 in 2015-16.

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