March 12, 2005
'I tired of the hype, frankly. I don't like the Super Bowl for the same reason. It's just too much.' Mike Montgomery, First-year Golden State Warrior coach, who spent 18 seasons at Stanford, on his distaste for the size of the spectacle that the NCAA tournament has become
April 26, 1986
Mike Montgomery, head basketball coach at Montana for eight years, was named Friday as the new head basketball coach at Stanford. Montgomery, 39, succeeded Tom Davis, who resigned April 6 to become head coach at Iowa. The new Cardinal coach, a native of Long Beach, had an overall record of 154-77 and a Big Sky Conference mark of 73-39 at Montana.
April 12, 1990 |
Nick Ravn, a 6-7, 195-pound forward from Spencer High School in Iowa, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Stanford, coach Mike Montgomery announced Wednesday. Ravn averaged 27.9 points and 10.5 rebounds per game this past season as Spencer managed a 16-4 record and won the Lakes Conference. He scored 51 points in one game. At Spencer, he was named Academic All-State and is a member of the National Honor Society.
March 22, 1998 |
Stanford Coach Mike Montgomery is weary of his team's growing reputation as a rough-and-tumble team. The Cardinal's image was only enhanced Friday when it won a wrestling match against Purdue, a Big Ten team with a tough reputation of its own. "We don't put them in a padded room and only the starters emerge," a defensive Montgomery said. Rhode Island Coach Jim Harrick, whose team plays Stanford in today's Midwest Regional final, was eager to exploit the angle in his Saturday news conference.
March 10, 2004 |
The man who hired Mike Montgomery at Stanford 18 years ago turned on his television the other day and had to laugh. There was Montgomery, doing one of those live-remote interviews, talking to a couple of guys in a studio as he sat in a chair on the Stanford campus. "They tried to get him all excited about being undefeated and the magnitude of it," said Andy Geiger, the former Stanford athletic director now at Ohio State. "And Mike was arguing with them, in his way.
May 21, 2004 |
With his intellectual approach and his wardrobe of earth-tone suits, Mike Montgomery has been the understated epitome of Stanford basketball for 18 years. But perhaps the silver Porsche Boxster he drove around Palo Alto should have been a hint that the NBA wouldn't be an outlandish destination for Montgomery, a coach who built a basketball powerhouse at one of the nation's most academically demanding universities but never broke through for a national title.