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Cuonzo Martin named Mizzou's next basketball coach

California head coach Cuonzo Martin during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (Credit:AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) California head coach Cuonzo Martin during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (Credit:AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Cuonzo Martin is leaving Cal to become Mizzou's next basketball coach, the school announced Wednesday afternoon.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman is reporting Martin has agreed a 7-year contract worth around $21 million.

Earlier in the day, it was reported that Martin resigned from Cal to "be closer to home." Martin is from East St. Louis.

Martin has been at Cal three years and took the Bears to the NCAA in 2016. He has also coached at Tennessee and Missouri State.

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