Montgomery Shoved Toward Retirement?

CBS/SF Bay Area

I don't know how well Mike Montgomery slept Sunday night and Monday morning, but his reputation didn't get a wink.

The Cal basketball coach, whose image is about as wholesome as can be found in the oily business of college hoops, worked up enough fury to shove one of his players during a 76-68 win over USC on Sunday at Haas Pavilion.

It was a sad moment, a shameful episode, a regrettable incident. It put a scar on what has been a remarkable 31-year career as a college head coach.

It also was a no-excuse matter if there ever was one -- even if the victim, junior guard Allen Crabbe, shrugged it off immediately afterward.

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