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Mike Montgomery (born February 27, 1947) is the current head coach of the California Golden Bearsmarker men's basketball team. He was also the men's basketball coach of at Stanford from 1986 to 2004 and at the University of Montana for eight seasons prior to coaching at Stanford. He also coached the Golden State Warriors in the NBA from 2004 to 2006.

College coaching career

Montgomery compiled a 547-244 (.692) overall record in 18 years at Stanford (1986-2004) and eight seasons at the University of Montana (1978-1986). He boasts 25 winning seasons in his 26 years as a head coach at both Stanford and Montana. Montgomery's Stanford teams reached the NCAA tournament ten straight times from 1995-2004. Stanford reached the Final Four under Montgomery in 1998, the school's first Final Four appearance in 56 years.He made his third appearance along the USA Basketball sidelines in 2002 when he was named an assistant under George Karl for the US national team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.

In 2000, Montgomery was named the Naismith and Basketball Times Coach of the Year. He was also named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year four times. Following his career at Stanford, he was awarded the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Lifetime Achievement Award.

NBA coaching career

Montgomery left Stanford to become the head coach of the Golden State Warriors on May 21, 2004. He coached the Warriors for two seasons, during each of which the team compiled identical 34-48 records. Montgomery was terminated as Warriors coach on August 29, 2006.

Current career

On August 30, 2007, Stanford University announced that Montgomery was returning to the university as Assistant to the Athletic Director on a part-time basis. According to the announcement, "his duties will include fund raising and public relations while also serving as a mentor to Stanford's coaching staff."

On April 4th, 2008, Montgomery was named the head coach of the California Men's basketball program. In his first season the Golden Bears went 22-10 and made it to the NCAA Tournament, where they lost in the first round to Maryland.

Personal

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education from Long Beach Statemarker and a Master's degree in physical education from Colorado State Universitymarker. Montgomery has a black belt in three distinct martial arts.

He and his wife Sara have two adult children.

Head Coaching Record

Montgomery huddles with his players in December 2008


References

  1. 2002 USA Basketball


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