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Mike Montgomery set to return to duties

California men's basketball coach Mike Montgomery was given a clean bill of health following surgery and hopes to resume his coaching duties later this week, the school announced Monday.

Cal also said that Montgomery will attend the Pac-12's media day in Los Angeles on Friday. The 64-year old is in his fourth season with the Golden Bears.

Montgomery underwent an operation Wednesday and was discharged from the hospital the following day. The school has not disclosed the nature of his condition.

Assistants Travis DeCuire and Jay John are running the team in Montgomery's absence. Montgomery's son, John, is also on the coaching staff.

Cal was ranked No. 24 in the preseason ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll last week. The last time the Bears were ranked in the preseason coaches' poll was 2009. They went on to capture their first Pac-10 title in 50 years that season.

Diamond Leung covers college basketball for ESPN.com. He can be reached at diamond83@gmail.com.