Missouri State Bears

Cal's Cuonzo Martin resigns to take job at Missouri

In a whirlwind few hours, Cuonzo Martin resigned at California on Wednesday and was announced as the new coach at Missouri in his home state.

He's headed back to the place he knows so well, a big attraction to lure him away from Berkeley after three seasons.

Missouri scheduled a "campus celebration" for Monday open to the public. Martin will take over for the fired Kim Anderson.

"We are thrilled that Cuonzo is returning to the Midwest and that his family will now call Columbia home," Mizzou athletic director Jim Sterk said. "From the outset of our search, our goal was to find a coach who had demonstrated success, academically and on the court,...