Former Tennessee assistant coaches Tracy Webster and Jon Harris are joining new Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin’s staff.
Cal has made no official announcement on the hirings, but both were in the Cal basketball office on Monday, and the profiles of both have been dropped from Tennessee’s athletic website.
Their arrival leaves one vacant spot on the coaching staff. Martin also is expected to name Marco Harris his director of operations.
Hired a week ago Tuesday to replace Mike Montgomery, who retired at the age of 67, Martin returned to Knoxville, Tenn., last week to bring his wife Roberta, and their three kids to the Bay Area. Martin’s agenda Monday included a radio interview with Jim Rome, while Roberta began house hunting.
Webster, 43, was Martin’s associate head coach at Tennessee and was a fellow assistant at Purdue, Martin’s alma mater. A former Big Ten rival as a player at Wisconsin, Webster scored 1,264 career points, dished a school-record 501 assists and was a first-team all-Big Ten selection as a senior in 1994.
He also has coaching experience at Nebraska, Kentucky and DePaul.
Jon Harris, 33, spent the past three seasons with Martin after Tennessee and three previous years with him at Missouri State. A two-time team captain during his playing days at Marquette, Harris worked with Tennessee’s big men.
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