Basketball: Monty tries to be patient

Here’s a story I did for today’s editions on Cal’s first week of practice under Mike Montgomery, and how the former Stanford coach is trying to be patient as the Bears absorb his ways of doing things.

For a look at what else is going on around the Pac-10, here’s a link to the Arizona Daily Star and a story on interim coach Russ Pennell, along with columnist Greg Hansen’s opinion that fearlessness was Lute Olson’s lasting legacy of Arizona. 

Top point guard recruit Abdul Gaddy, once committed to sign with Arizona, tells the L.A. Times how he now considers UCLA or Washington his more likely destination.

Also,  new Oregon State coach Craig Robinson, brother-in-law to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, is toughening up his players with 5:30 a.m. practices.

Jeff Faraudo