The 67-year-old Montgomery decided to retire following an up-and-down season that ended last Wednesday with a loss to SMU in the quarterfinals of the NIT.
“I really don’t think there’s anything there,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Rumors last month that the 49ers nearly traded head coach Jim Harbaugh to the Cleveland Browns caught many members of the 49er Empire by surprise. In the aftermath, word of a division between the front office and coaching staff surfaced. Now come new murmurs that some players are growing tired of the coach as well.
Lost amid the escalating rivalry between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers is the fact that the man who guided the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl crown was born right here in the city by the bay. If his postgame comments are any indication, he doesn’t plan on taking it easy on the hometown team in the near future.
Former California coach Jeff Tedford has been hired as offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A California soccer coach has been sentenced to a year in jail for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl after she fell asleep during a party at his home last year.
Mark Watson has been named head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes after serving as the interim coach since June.
Saint Mary’s coach Randy Bennett must serve a five-game suspension and won’t be allowed to recruit off campus this season as the NCAA has upheld penalties against the successful mid-major program for recruiting violations.
The coach says she signed a new deal but did not offer specifics. She had two years remaining on her previous contract, through the 2014-15 season.
The Golden State Warriors picked up the option on Jackson’s contract for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. While both sides could still work out a long-term extension this summer, exercising the option at least ensures Jackson won’t enter the upcoming season with an expiring contract.