Mike Montgomery

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Mike Montgomery
Mike Montgomery at 2009 Coaches Tour in SJ 1.JPG
Montgomery in May 2009
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1947-02-27) February 27, 1947 (age 67)
Long Beach, California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974-1977
1977–1986
1986–2004
2004–2006
2008–2014
Boise State (asst.)
Montana
Stanford
Golden State Warriors
California
Head coaching record
Overall 677–317 (.681)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
NIT Championship (1991)
Pac-10 Regular Season Championship (1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2010)
Pac-10 Conference Tournament Championship (2004)
Awards
Naismith College Coach of the Year (2000)
John R. Wooden "Legends of Coaching" Lifetime Achievement Award (2004)
Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1999, 2000, 2003, 2004)

Mike Montgomery (born February 27, 1947) is a retired American college basketball coach. He was the men's basketball coach at Stanford from 1986 to 2004 and at the University of Montana for eight seasons prior to coaching at Stanford. Most recently, he was the coach at California for six seasons. He also coached the Golden State Warriors of the NBA from 2004 to 2006.

College coaching career[edit]

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 to 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.[1]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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."[2]

On April 4, 2008, Montgomery was named the head coach of the California men's basketball program.[3] 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.

On February 27, 2010, Cal defeated Arizona State, 62–46, to clinch at least a tie for the Pacific-10 Conference championship, the first for the school since 1960. On March 6, the Bears defeated Montgomery's former team, Stanford, 71–61, to clinch an undisputed conference championship. Cal was defeated by Washington in the finals of the Pac-10 Tournament, but received a bid to the NCAA Tournament, where they were seeded 8th in the South Region. The Bears advanced to the second round, where they were defeated by eventual National Champion Duke.

On March 31, 2014, Montgomery announced his retirement from California. [4]

Personal[edit]

After graduating from Millikan High School in Long Beach California, Montgomery received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education from Long Beach State and a Master's degree in physical education from Colorado State University. Mike is an alumni member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) national collegiate fraternity while at LB State.

In October 2011, Montgomery revealed that he had recently been diagnosed and treated for bladder cancer. After a surgical procedure was performed, Montgomery declared himself "cancer-free.[5]

On Monday, February 18, 2013, Coach Mike Montgomery was reprimanded by the Pac-12 Conference for shoving one of his players in the chest during a game against USC. The conference did not announce what punishment Montgomery received for his actions Sunday night, although he will not be suspended. Commissioner Larry Scott had these comments "While emotions can run high in competitive environments, Pac-12 coaches are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect credit on the institution and the conference," [6]

He and his wife Sara have two adult children.

Head coaching record[edit]

Montgomery huddles with his players in December 2008
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Montana (Big Sky Conference) (1977–1986)
1978–1979 Montana 14–13 7–7 T–4th
1979–1980 Montana 17–11 8–6 3rd
1980–1981 Montana 19–9 11–3 2nd
1981–1982 Montana 17–10 10–4 2nd
1982–1983 Montana 21–8 9–5 3rd
1983–1984 Montana 23–7 9–5 2nd
1984–1985 Montana 22–8 10–4 2nd NIT First Round
1985–1986 Montana 21–11 9–5 T–1st
Montana: 154–77 (.667) 73–39 (.652)
Stanford (Pacific-10 Conference) (1986–2004)
1986–1987 Stanford 15–13 9–9 6th
1987–1988 Stanford 21–12 11–7 4th NIT Second Round
1988–1989 Stanford 26–7 15–3 2nd NCAA First Round
1989–1990 Stanford 18–12 9–9 6th NIT First Round
1990–1991 Stanford 20–13 8–10 5th NIT Champions
1991–1992 Stanford 18–11 10–8 4th NCAA First Round
1992–1993 Stanford 7–23 2–16 10th
1993–1994 Stanford 17–11 10–8 5th NIT First Round
1994–1995 Stanford 20–9 10–8 5th NCAA Second Round
1995–1996 Stanford 21–8 12–6 3rd NCAA Second Round
1996–1997 Stanford 22–8 12–6 T–2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1997–1998 Stanford 30–5 15–3 2nd NCAA Final Four
1998–1999 Stanford 26–7 15–3 1st NCAA Second Round
1999–2000 Stanford 27–4 15–3 T–1st NCAA Second Round
2000–2001 Stanford 31–3 16–2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
2001–2002 Stanford 20–10 12–6 T–2nd NCAA Second Round
2002–2003 Stanford 24–9 14–4 2nd NCAA Second Round
2003–2004 Stanford 30–2 17–1 1st NCAA Second Round
Stanford: 393–167 (.702) 212–112 (.654)
California (Pacific-12 Conference) (2008–2014)
2008–2009 California 22–11 11–7 T–3rd NCAA First Round
2009–2010 California 24–11 13–5 1st NCAA Second Round
2010–2011 California 18–15 10–8 T–4th NIT Second Round
2011–2012 California 24–10 13–5 T–2nd NCAA First Round
2012–2013 California 21–12 12–6 T–2nd NCAA Third Round
2013–2014 California 21–14 10–8 T–3rd NIT Quarterfinals
California: 130–73 (.640) 69–39 (.639)
Total: 677–317 (.681)[7]

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2002 USA Basketball
  2. ^ "Mike Montgomery Returning to Stanford as Assistant to the Athletic Director" (Press release). Stanford University. 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2007-08-31. "Mike Montgomery, Stanford's all-time winningest coach in men's basketball history, is returning to The Farm on a part-time basis as Assistant to the Athletic Director." 
  3. ^ Associated Press It was a controversial choice, as Cal and Stanford are longtime rivals. "Ex-Stanford coach Montgomery headed to rival Cal". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  4. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24509062/cal-coach-mike-montgomery-retiring
  5. ^ Associated Press. "Mike Montgomery had bladder surgery". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  6. ^ "Pac-12 reprimands California coach Mike Montgomery for shoving player". USA Today. February 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mike Montgomery Coaching Record - College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". Retrieved March 16, 2014. 

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