October 28, 2010
And the Children Shall Lead Them
LOS ANGELES-Coach Mike Montgomery takes the stage at the Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, having been switched from last in the speaking order to the leadoff slot, and, like all good performers, he led with his characteristic opening joke.
He gazes out into the cavernous Oscar-built auditorium, largely empty save for the reporters sitting at tables lined above the boarded-over orchestra pit and says, "Where is everybody? I see some empty seats back there. I think we'll wait until they get filled."
He draws the usual round of laughter, of course, but behind that quip is a very serious question that many Cal fans may be asking of this year's basketball team: Where is everybody?
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