Wyking Jones named new Cal basketball coach

Cal finds replacement for Cuonzo Martin.

Cal didn’t have to look very long or very far for its new men's basketball coach. The Golden Bears on Fridayelevatedassistant Wyking Jones to replaceCuonzo Martin, whotook thejob at Missouri on Monday.

Cal signed Jones to a five-year deal,according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, a signing first reportedby CBS Sports'Jon Rothstein.

Jon Rothstein

Cal's assistant head coach the past two seasons,Jones is a graduate of Loyola Marymount and coached under Rick Pitino at Louisville, where he was part of a coaching staffthat won the national title in 2013.

Cal made the NCAA Tournament in the first of Jones' two seasons with the program, but the Bearswent 21-13 in2016-17 and lost in the first round of the NIT.

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