Gene Keady, Former Purdue Head Coach:
"Cuonzo Martin is the best leader I've ever been associated with in 55 years of coaching. He is a great family man, a great program man and he was a pleasure to coach. Cuonzo is determined to do things the right way, and Cal is getting a great mentor and coach to replace another great leader in Coach Montgomery."
Steve Lavin, St. John's University Head Coach:
“I have known Cuonzo Martin for more than 20 years and he is an outstanding individual of great character. His old school values, tenacity and perseverance have served him well from the time he began his playing career at Purdue to his rise through the coaching ranks. He is one of the true young stars in the coaching business yet he remains grounded in humility, authenticity and hard work. Coach Martin is a natural fit at Cal and he will make Bears fans proud as he builds on the rich basketball tradition in Berkeley."
Matt Painter, Purdue Head Coach:
“I am very happy for Cuonzo and his family to get this opportunity at Cal and he will do a great job in Berkeley. He is an old school coach who likes to teach and develop players. Cuonzo Martin will bring a blue-collar approach that will lead to the continuance of great tradition they have had for many years with Cal basketball.”