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Cal basketball hires Tim O'Toole as new assistant

The Bears have filled out their coaching staff as well.

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Cal basketball appears to have filled out their roster for the 2016-17 season, with Jordan Cornish transferring from UNLVGrant Mullins from Columbia, and signing Don Coleman to replace Tyrone Wallace, Jaylen Brown and Brenden Glapion.

Cal has now filled out their assistant coaching staff. After one assistant was fired last month on the eve of the NCAA Tournament, Cuonzo Martin has hired Tim O'Toole to replace him in the ranks.

O'Toole was the head coach of Fairfield from 1998 to 2006, posting a record of 112-121. O'Toole was also an assistant at Syracuse, Duke and Stanford. His last three years have been spent with the Cardinal under Johnny Dawkins, where Stanford captured a prestigious second NIT championship in several seasons and also made a Sweet 16 run. O'Toole was an assistant with the Orange in the early 90s and was with the Blue Devils in the late 90s.

Quotes from Cuonzo Martin and O'Toole are below.

"I'm excited to welcome Tim and his family to Cal," Martin said. "Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will enhance our staff and greatly benefit our program. Over his career, he has worked with some of the top programs and coaches in the country and has a proven record helping players develop their potential on the court and in the classroom. We are looking forward to having Tim be an integral part of our team."


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​"My family and I are thrilled to be coming to Cal and joining Cuonzo Martin's program," O'Toole said. "It's an amazing opportunity to be a part of what Cuonzo has started with his energy and passion. I've been blessed to have worked at some phenomenal academic institutions in my past, and this opportunity at Cal is right at the top of the list."

Cal fans, your thoughts on O'Toole as the newest assistant?