Basketball: After successful surgery, Montgomery ready to go home this afternoon

We still do not know the nature of Cal coach Mike Montgomery’s surgery on Wednesday, but the athletic department reports that his doctors called it successful and that Monty will be released to go home this afternoon.

The surgery was termed a “planned procedure,” meaning it was not emergency surgery.

“Surrounded by family, Montgomery was in good spirits and had his usual sense of humor following the operation,” Cal reported in a news release.

Montgomery is expected to be back in his office to work on a limited basis by late next week. He hopes to attend the Pac-12 media day in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 29 and plans to be back on the court coaching in about two weeks.

Cal opens its season with a Nov. 1 exhibition against U.C. San Diego, then makes its regular-season debut Nov. 11 against UC Irvine at Haas Pavilion.

Assistant coaches Travis DeCuire and Jay John are running practices until Montgomery is back on his feet.


Jeff Faraudo

  • jim crow

    Great that Monty passed step one, which is to make it out of the operating room and the hospital quickly.

    Looks as though the Bear will not lose any of its growl!