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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: May 11, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:33 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

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Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:23 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

Mediocre hire by mediocre program.............Yawn



Since: Apr 5, 2011
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:18 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

good hire!!!!  Maybe not a home run.....but I think he will make State competetive for the next 5-6 years.



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:10 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

It appears that AD Debbie Yow was looking for "Mr Right" but had to settle for "Mr Right Now." Gottfried can count on the support of the fans for oh...about 7 months. After that, all bets are off. They may hire this guy now...but the search that began after Sendek left is STILL ongoing!




Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:09 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

Best hire since Valvano, but that aint saying much.




Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:09 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

Hahahahahahahaha!!!

Hey, at least he won't be sucking as a commentator anymore.  The UK fanbase rejoices!  Now if only someone would hire Jimmy Dykes.........



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:02 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

finally huh?




Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:01 pm
 

N.C. State hires Gottfried

I see train wreck down the line and a departure in the middle of the night in about 3 years after DY and Gottfried'swife get in a shouting match.

One Elite Eight appearance, 4 other NC2A tourney bids with 1st and 2nd round exits, along with 5 non-NC2A bids in 10 years!  I'd rather see someone who was successful where they coached!


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