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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Mike Montgomery’s big mistake

Here is the opening to my column about Mike Montgomery shoving Allan Crabbe: Mike Montgomery, University of California men’s basketball coach, shoved Allan Crabbe, his star player, during a timeout Sunday night in a game against University of Southern California. You can see the shove, a two-handed, hard push to Crabbe’s chest, online. It is the kind of shove that can start a fight. The Montgomery shove is all over the Internet. You see Montgomery, his face showing anger at… Read More »

In Praise of Mike Montgomery

I don’t think Cal has a great basketball team or even a very good one. I don’t think the Bears will win the Pac-10 Tournament although they may win two games. I don’t think they’ll be invited to the NCAA Tournament. I think they will play in the NIT. Having made all those disclaimers I want to praise coach Mike Montgomery. I believe, given what he had, this is one of his best coaching jobs ever. You could make a… Read More »