The 2019 TBT is down to eight teams, but it remains rich in former college stars and NBA contributors. Here are the top remaining standouts.
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With the coaching carousel finally at rest (we think), here's the toughest task for each of the 59 new Division I bosses.
- Cal lands 7-foot center Thiemann from Germany
- Cal leading scorer Sueing transferring to Ohio St.
- Cal sophomore G McNeill transferring to SMU
- Cal leading scorer Sueing enters transfer portal
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German 7-footer Lars Thiemann is headed to Cal, becoming the fourth international commitment for new Golden Bears coach Mark Fox.
Cal's leading scorer, Justin Sueing, is transferring to Ohio State.
California guard Darius McNeill is transferring to SMU.
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Cal sophomore Justice Sueing, who led the team in scoring and rebounding this season, has entered his name into the transfer portal.
New Cal coach Mark Fox was introduced Monday in Haas Pavilion, telling the crowd that "we want to get a little bit better every day, which will allow us to get better every week, every month and every year."
Mark Fox, who has coached Georgia and Nevada to a combined five NCAA tournament appearances, will replace Wyking Jones as the head coach at Cal.
Jason Kidd said he would like to get back to coaching at any level. He told ESPN's The Jump: "It's nice to be wanted. And it just tells me I'm doing the right thing."
Both Russell Turner and Travis DeCuire have the connections and experience in coaching California schools.
California has fired men's basketball coach Wyking Jones after a two-year run that included an 8-23 mark this season.
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While ex-Cal star and Hall of Famer Jason Kidd is expected to be a target for his old school for their newly opened head coach job, a source said he is still strongly interested in returning to the NBA as a head coach and could wait to see what opens up.
McKinley Wright IV scored 18 points and Colorado held off California 56-51 on Wednesday in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament.
Connor Vanover scored a season-high 24 points and made a critical 3-point play with 56.7 seconds remaining, and California held on to beat Stanford 64-59 on Thursday night.
Darius McNeill scored 17 points to lead four California players in double figures and the Golden Bears beat Washington State, 76-69, on Saturday.
Darius McNeill scored 19 points and Connor Vanover added 18 to help California snap a 23-game losing streak in Pac-12 play by beating Washington 76-73 on Thursday night.
Luguentz Dort had 22 points and Rob Edwards scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to help Arizona State secure a 69-59 comeback victory over California on Sunday.
Ryan Luther scored 19 points and Arizona ended its longest losing streak in 36 years with a 76-51 victory over California Thursday night.
Bennie Boatwright scored 36 points and set a USC school record with 10 3-pointers in an 89-66 win over California on Saturday night.
Chris Wilkes had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Jaylen Hands made six free throws in overtime and UCLA overcame a sloppy first half and beat California 75-67 on Wednesday night.
The college basketball hot seat is an undeniable reality. But all of these coaches have cases to keep their jobs.