The Missouri men’s basketball team has found its next head coach.
Former California coach Cuonzo Martin has accepted the Missouri men’s basketball head coaching job, per a statement from Mizzou Athletics. He becomes the 19th coach in program history.
Martin, 45, resigned from his position at Cal on Wednesday, and has reportedly agreed to a long-term contract worth upward of $20 million with Missouri.
“From the outset of our search, our goal was to find a coach who had demonstrated success, academically and on the court, while also sharing our values and who can help to reignite interest in Mizzou Men’s Basketball among our fan base,” Athletics Director Jim Sterk said in the statement. “I believe we found all of that and more with Cuonzo and I look forward to watching him compete for championships and postseason appearances for many years to come.”