Basketball: DeCuire hired by Montana

Former Cal assistant Travis DeCuire has been hired as head coach at Montana, replacing Wayne Tinkle, who recently took over as coach at Oregon State, according to multiple media reports.

DeCuire was Mike Montgomery’s top aide the past six seasons and is an alum of Montana, where he was the school’s career assist leader.

DeCuire, 43, was considered for the Cal coaching position given to Cuonzo Martin, then was one of three finalists for the OSU job that went to Tinkle.

Jeff Faraudo