Cal Basketball Video: Tyrone Wallace Still Rooting for Golden Bears

Now a second-year player with the Clippers, Wallace hopes coaching change sparks Cal revival

It's been two seasons since Tyrone Wallace left Cal for the NBA and, obviously, things have not gone well in Berkeley.

Even from afar, the 24-year-old Los Angeles Clippers guard continues to follow his alma mater and hopes things take a turn for the better.

The Bears were 16-47 in two seasons under since-banished coach Wyking Jones. They went 83-53 in Wallace's four years with the program, three of them under coach Cuonzo Martin after playing his first for Mike Montgomery.

"They let Wyking go and hired a new coach," Wallace said of the Bears' move to bring in former Nevada and Georgia head coach Mark Fox. "I'm not really familiar with him, but I hear it's a good hire."

Wallace played four seasons for the Bears, averaging 12.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists. He totaled 1,623 career points rank eighth all-time Cal.

Wallace and the Clippers play Game 2 of their NBA playoff series vs. the Warriors on Monday night at Oracle Arena.

(Click here for a video of Wallace discussing his excitement about the NBA playoffs.)