Cal coach Montgomery to have surgery

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Cal coach Montgomery to have surgery

BERKELEY -- California men's basketball coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled for a surgical procedure Wednesday that will include a short recovery period away from the team.The school made the announcement Tuesday night, providing no further details about Montgomery's condition while asking for privacy on the matter.The school said assistant coaches Travis DeCuire and Jay John will run the team during Montgomery's absence.Montgomery enters his fourth season with the Golden Bears, who in his first year won 22 games and placed third in the Pac-10 - five spots higher than they were picked to finish. Cal shared the conference title in his second season, the first for the program in 50 years.

Cousins gets emotional during goodbye, Steph Curry shows support

Cousins gets emotional during goodbye, Steph Curry shows support

On Sunday night, DeMarcus Cousins was traded to New Orleans.

On Monday night, people in Sacramento held a "going-away-party" for the All-Star big man.

As Cousins addressed those in attendance, he got emotional:

"My love for this city will never change," Cousins started before getting choked up.

"I love this city ... even though I'm gone it will still be the same. Still looking out for these kids. Every family in this city matters to me ... everything's the same. I'm just not in a Kings uniform anymore...

"Thank you."

Soon after the video was posted to Twitter, Steph Curry issued a tweet of his own:

Curry and the Warriors host Cousins and the Pelicans on April 8.

The Kings play in New Orleans on March 31. Sacramento does not welcome the Pelicans again this season.

Source: Benton agrees to become 49ers' O-line coach

Source: Benton agrees to become 49ers' O-line coach

New 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan secured one of the major remaining pieces of his coaching staff.

John Benton, 53, who coached the offensive line during Shanahan’s four seasons with the Houston Texans, on Tuesday agreed to terms to join the 49ers’ staff, a source told CSNBayArea.com.

The Broncos allowed Benton get out of his contract just one month after he joined Vance Joseph’s new staff as Denver’s assistant offensive line coach under line coach Jeff Davidson.

Benton served last season as Jacksonville’s assistant offensive line coach. He worked the previous 13 seasons as offensive line coach with the St. Louis Rams (2003-05), Houston (2006-2013) and Miami (2014-15).

Shanahan’s first job as an NFL offensive coordinator was in 2008 and ’09 with the Texans under head coach Gary Kubiak.

Benton was the line coach during those seasons. Shanahan and Benton spent a total of four seasons together on Houston’s offensive staff. Shanahan coached wide receivers in 2006 and quarterbacks in 2007.

Benton was reportedly finalizing his contract on Monday, according to a report from Alex Marvez of The Sporting News and SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Benton takes over for Pat Flaherty, who served as offensive line coach under Chip Kelly. Flaherty is the new Jaguars offfensive line coach. Chris Foerster coached the 49ers' offensive line in 2015 under Jim Tomsula, and Mike Solari served as the O-line coach under Jim Harbaugh.