Tuesday afternoon some shocking news came through the basketball world as it was announced that Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin would indeed be leaving the Volunteers to become the next head coach of the California Golden Bears, taking over for Mike Montgomery.
Now if anyone, for whatever reason, just could not believe that this would be the case, there is now photo evidence of the move.
— David Gardner (@DavidGardnerSI) April 15, 2014
Although the timing of the announcement might be shocking to some, the actual move is not when you think about it. While Tennessee was struggling through the regular season, there were a good group of Vols’ fans that wanted to see Martin gone and Bruce Pearl back, and they were rather vocal in expressing that theory.
Martin takes over what could be a good Cal program, and if the NCAA Tournament run of Tennessee was any indication, Martin is exactly the man to take them in the right direction.
With Pearl at Auburn now, though, Tennessee now has one headache of a coaching search ahead of them.