Chris Mack to remain at Xavier

ByJeff Goodman ESPN logo
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Chris Mack will stay at Xavier.

Mack has decided to remain as the Musketeers' head coach after discussions regarding the California opening, sources told ESPN.

Mack, 44, has led the Musketeers to the NCAA tournament in four of his five seasons since taking over for Sean Miller in 2009. He took Xavier to the Sweet 16 in 2010 and 2012.

Cal coach Mike Montgomery retired earlier this month after six seasons in Berkeley. The 67-year-old had previously been a head coach at Montana, Stanford and in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors. He publicly pushed for his assistant, Travis DeCuire, to get the job.

California was 21-14 this past season and will lose seniors Justin Cobbs and Richard Solomon.