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N.C. State hires Gottfried

Posted on: April 5, 2011 2:51 pm
Edited on: April 5, 2011 2:53 pm
 
Former Alabama coach Mark Gottfried has reached a deal in principle to become North Carolina State's next head coach, school officials confirmed Tuesday.

Gottfried coached Alabama for 11 seasons before he was fired in 2009.

He made five NCAA tournaments.

N.C. State spent weeks searching for Sidney Lowe's replacement before settling on Gottfried. Sources told CBSSports.com that the school pursued many candidates -- among them Texas' Rick Barnes, Arizona's Sean Miller, UCLA's Ben Howland, Xavier's Chris Mack, Memphis' Josh Pastner, Texas A&M's Mark Turgeon, Cincinnati's Mick Cronin and Wichita State's Gregg Marshall. All decided to pass on the opportunity to work under athletic director Debbie Yow, whose reputation within the coaching community hindered her ability to make the type of home run hire she and her fan base desired.
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 4:40 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

Best hire since Valvano, but that aint saying much.

Nor is it saying the truth. Herb Sendek ring a bell?



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 4:31 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

At least Missouri's hire made some sense. Wow. N.C. State has definitely proven Missouri was the better job.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 4:31 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

Parrish is correct.  The AD is not well liked by coaches in general because of the shabby treatment Gary Williams got at Maryland while on her watch.  She's conniving and two-faced.  She takes credit for all things under her watch (regardless of her influence on them) and shirks responsibility for those shortcomings (again, regardless of her influence on them).  She is a great AD for the non-revenue sports, but she struggled to build relationships with the football and basketball coaches at MD.



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 4:27 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

He's better than Sid, at least his track record is.  His track record is even better than Herb (he never made an elite 8).    


If he can reach an elite 8 at Alabama coach then maybe, just maybe he can do better at a basketball school in a basketball conference.  This may not be such a bad thing.



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:57 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

And, for all of those Wolfpack fans who swore in other threads that the "culture had changed" and the new administration was really going to stick to its promise to spare no expense to bring in the best coach possible ... Ha!  and double Ha! ... which is not to say "I told you so," but ... I did tell you so.

Of course, Missouri popped out to the catcher as well, so i guess NEITHER is the answer to: which is the better job?



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:55 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

Wow. I cannot believe this guy calls himself a journalist.

 These coaches passed on an opportunity to coach the men's basketball team at NCSU. Why are you using your undeserved "column" to slam the AD at NC State? Is there some kind of animosity? Or are you just an unprofessional hack trying to get some attention?

By the way, those are rhetorical questions; I know it's the latter. And don't be afraid to ask someone in your office what "rhetorical" means.



Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:51 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

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talk about bottom of the barrel.



Since: Apr 5, 2011
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:44 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

Signature play at Bama was passing the ball around the perimeter for 30 seconds...then someone launch it or try to drive.  He is a terrible coach, and I am glad he is gone.



Since: Apr 5, 2011
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:41 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

Is he still "dating" Ronald Steele's girlfriend... HAHA!



Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:38 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

Gottfried may not be Brad Stephens, Sean Miller or Rick Barnes but I guarantee you that he's a better X's and O'x coach than Sidney Lowe.  He wasn't a bad recruiter at Alabama either so I guess all in all it isn't a terribly bad hire.

We have nowhere to go but up.


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