STANFORD, Calif. -- Mike Montgomery, the winningest coach in
Stanford men's basketball history, will return to the school as an
assistant to the athletic director.
Montgomery, who went 393-167 in his 18 years with the Cardinal,
will begin his new job Sept. 4. He will be responsible for fundraising
and public relations while also serving as a mentor to Stanford's
"Mike Montgomery will be a tremendous asset to our program in a
number of ways," athletic director Bob Bowlsby said. "His wealth
of knowledge and experience as an 18-year coach at Stanford
University is something from which the entire athletic department
Montgomery led Stanford to 16 postseason appearances, including
10 straight trips to the second round of the NCAA tournament before
leaving to take the coaching job for the NBA's Golden State
Warriors in 2004.
Montgomery coached two seasons in the NBA and spent the previous
year as a television analyst. One of Montgomery's former
assistants, Trent Johnson, is now the head coach for the Cardinal.