Trent Johnson named Stanford coach
Reno, NV (Sports Network) - Trent Johnson left his head coaching position at Nevada on Tuesday to take over the men's basketball program at Stanford. Nevada athletic director Cary Groth made the announcement at a morning news conference.
Johnson replaces Mike Montgomery, who left the Cardinal for a head coaching spot with the NBA's Golden State Warriors.
The 47-year-old Johnson was an assistant under Montgomery at Stanford before leaving to take over with the Wolf Pack in 1999. His contract with Nevada did not have a buyout clause, meaning the Wolf Pack will not be compensated.
Johnson turned down an offer to replace Rick Majerus at Utah and signed a five-year contract with the Wolf Pack worth $450,000 annually in March after leading the Nevada to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. In five seasons at the helm, Johnson guided Nevada to a 79-74 record.
The 2003-04 team finished with the best record in school history (25-9) and upset Michigan State and Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament before losing to national finalist Georgia Tech.
Johnson accepted the job at Nevada -- his first head coaching stint -- on March 7, 1999.
Montgomery was recently named head coach of the Warriors after an 18-year Cardinal career. He won 393 games and took Stanford to 12 NCAA appearances with a 100 percent graduation rate among his scholarship athletes.NEVADA STANFORD