NC State will be holding a press conference at 5pm EDT to announce a hire for the head coach position to replace Sidney Lowe. The word is NC State has hired Mark Gottfried (former Alabama HC) as the new basketball coach. I've heard that the contract is $2.8 million/yr*** (see edit below).
Horrible hire IMO. Especially for that money. If people thought Wayne Morgan ran an undisciplined team, you should have watched Bama the last couple years he was there. They played a horrible 2-3 zone defense that was shredded on a nightly basis and they chuck up threes on offense.
Now, he's a good recruiter so there's always hope for someone if he can get the players. Who knows, maybe he's had time to reflect and learn from his mistakes. The salary seems ridiculous, though. I'd be disappointed if we hired him, I'm sure NC State fan isn't too pleased.
Two embarrasing coaching searches in a row for NC St basketball. I think they just wanted to find a guy who wouldn't say no to them. If they are really paying Mark Gottfried $2.8M per year that is ridiculous. That's Calipari type money.
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