Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A new sense of life

Cal coach Mike Montgomery, on how he felt when he wasn't coaching between April 2006 and April 2008:

"I just felt guilty at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, sitting on the patio reading a book. You need someplace to go. I've done this almost from the day I got out of college. I've been walking in a gym since I was 12, 13 years old in the afternoon. Got practice, got a game, got something. It's kind of what you do, kind of what you know."

Says his son, John Montgomery, Cal's director of basketball ops:

"He missed the competitiveness and being on the sidelines. The other day, he said to me, 'I have so much energy now.' Every day, he wakes up and he looks forward to working with these people. This job has given him a new sense of life."