For those that missed the press conference live or don’t have the time to watch or listen, then here is a great recap from the ACC Sports Journal of tonight’s impressive performance by AD Debbie Yow. Behind the scenes here at Statefansnation since her hire, the author team has talked continuously about what a difference having a real, live, professional athletic director has made in terms of how things are handled at the university and especially in terms of public communication such as tonight.
Yowâ€™s Not Making A Sales Pitch:
This hypothetical situation was posed: â€˜What if a candidate expresses concern about coaching down the road from Duke and UNC? What sort of pitch do you make?â€™
You could tell that Yow was waiting to pounce on this one.
â€œI donâ€™t have a pitch. My pitch is thank you for your limited interest, and weâ€™ll be moving on â€ she said. â€œThe last thing I need is to try to convince some guy, some coach that this is doable. I want someone with the vision, the passion, the chutzpah, to tell me, itâ€™s doable.â€
-Also, the ACC Sports Journal provide audio of the press conference in two links:
-Here is a link to an interview with Julius Hodge from WRAL.
-Packpride has a partial transcript of the press conference:
“No one who is a viable candidate who is coaching in the NCAA Tournament wants to do anything other than focus right now than trying to advance, and I understand that. I respect it. But we will be making some contacts, probably through the search firm, and we’ll be very respectful of their time.”
We led this entry with a picture of our current AD.Â Here is a picture of our last one: