Cal's Cuonzo Martin resigns to look at 'other opportunities'

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Cuonzo Martin has been named the new coach at Missouri hours after stepping down at California.

Missouri made the announcement late Wednesday afternoon and scheduled a ''campus celebration'' for Monday.

Cal announced Martin's resignation a day after the short-handed Golden Bears' season ended in the first round of the NIT with a loss to Cal State Bakersfield. Martin completed his third year as head coach in Berkeley.

He will take over for the fired Kim Anderson at Missouri.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.