Cal Coach Cuonzo Martin Declines to Discuss School Review
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — California coach Cuonzo Martin says he's focused on the NCAA Tournament and he did not want to address a school review of how he handled allegations that led to the dismissal of assistant coach Yann Hufnagel.
Martin spoke Thursday ahead of California's NCAA Tournament opener against Hawaii. The university announced Wednesday that it was reviewing whether Martin properly handled sexual harassment allegations made by a female reporter against Hufnagel. Athletic director Mike Williams said the review is "to dispel any doubts" about Martin's role.
Martin said he didn't "want to deal with that right now" on the cusp of the Golden Bears opening the NCAAs on Friday. The Bears were also coping with the news that starting point guard Tyrone Wallace will miss the rest of the season with a broken hand.