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Posted: Tuesday October 18, 2011 10:37PM ; Updated: Tuesday October 18, 2011 10:37PM

California coach Montgomery to have surgery

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- 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.

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