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POSTED April 1, 2014 1:22 a.m.

BERKELEY (AP) — California coach Mike Montgomery is retiring after six seasons at the school.

Cal announced the decision after Montgomery met with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday. ESPN first reported Montgomery’s decision.

The 67-year-old Montgomery decided to retire following an up-and-down season that ended last Wednesday with a loss to SMU in the quarterfinals of the NIT.

The Golden Bears went 21-14 and made the postseason for the sixth time in as many years under Montgomery but struggled late in the season and missed out on a return trip to the NCAAs.

Montgomery finishes his career with a 677-317 record, having also spent 18 years at Stanford and eight at Montana. Montgomery also had disappointing seasons as head coach of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors in between his stints at Stanford and Cal.

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