No “Substantial Info” Links Brady to State

Hopefully all of the media leaking and back-room talking that John Brady has done covertly trying to link his name to the NC State job has paid off for him in the form of some kind of a raise.

This link from Baton Rouge talks about the NC State coaching search and describes Brady as ” upbeat after talk with O’Keefe, Bertman”.

Despite the following quote that we love from Brady, we hope that this bring us one step closer to ‘officially’ closing the book on the speculation of John Brady with respect to the NC State job.

“I will never play one school against another or do what another coach just did,� Brady said. “I don’t need that for my ego. I know what I can do and have confidence in what I can do. For me it’s not about getting paid the top salary or more than anyone else. It’s about being fair and if that means compensating me in ways other than salary, I’m fine with that.�

Some quick excerpts of the article follow:

“A guy from ESPN writes an opinion suggesting something that might happen and people take that and run with it,� Brady said. “All I know is that I’ve been at home with my wife. I’m cooking chicken on the grill and relaxing. Everybody else is in a hullabaloo but me about this N.C. State stuff.�

That could change, although there has been no substantiated information that Brady will be considered for the job.

On Web sites and in chat rooms, LSU coach John Brady might continue to be a popular topic of discussion today in regard to the current opening for a basketball coach at North Carolina State. Closer to home, any possibility of Brady bolting Baton Rouge for Tobacco Road might’ve been resolved and put to rest in the course of one 45-minute conversation Wednesday.

Brady met with LSU Chancellor Sean O’Keefe and Athletic Director Skip Bertman in O’Keefe’s office at the chancellor’s invitation Wednesday. No specific contract terms were discussed.

“He told me that he wanted me to know how much he appreciated me and that whatever agreement we reach is something that I’m comfortable with and rewards me and my coaches for what we did this year and what we’ve done over the last few years,� Brady said. “I can’t really explain how important that was to me and how much I appreciate his kind words. It was an excellent meeting, and I appreciate the chancellor for sharing his thoughts and kind words with me. I walked out of that meeting with every confidence in the world that, with what the chancellor said, LSU is going to do everything possible to be fair and equitable.�

Whether the good feeling Brady left O’Keefe’s office squashes rumors of him being on N.C. State’s wish list remains to be seen. writer Andy Katz reported again Wednesday that Brady is a potential candidate to replace Herb Sendek, who left N.C. State on April 1 to take a job as the Arizona State head coach. Katz has not identified sources in any stories connecting Brady and N.C. State.

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31 Responses to No “Substantial Info” Links Brady to State

  1. Wolf-in Around 04/14/2006 at 3:41 PM #

    I agree…let us hope this is the last we will be hearing about Brady!

  2. packfan80 04/14/2006 at 3:43 PM #

    Haleluah….my prayers are answered…Brady stays at LSU!!!!

  3. packfan80 04/14/2006 at 3:46 PM #

    and Katz is a putz…and yes, quote me on that

  4. jg3000 04/14/2006 at 3:51 PM #

    This is the best news I’ve heard all week.
    Brady hasn’t been a consistent winner at LSU, and they’re the dominant program in their state.

  5. jg3000 04/14/2006 at 3:53 PM #

    Why isn’t Mike Brey in the mix? I know he was an asst under K, but that shouldn’t automatically disqualify him. He didn’t play at Duke. More importantly, he has ties to the DC metro area – could be important in keeping a certain recruit happy…

    SFN – Who said that he is not in the mix?

  6. 70wolf 04/14/2006 at 4:01 PM #

    Packfan80 – speak English……Katz is a wanker !

  7. hoop 04/14/2006 at 4:12 PM #

    Dude, no substantial information links us to ANYBODY. Until I hear substantial information otherwise, I have to assume Brady is as much in the mix as anyone.

  8. StateFans 04/14/2006 at 4:16 PM #

    ^ Can’t argue with that, hoop!

    To be fair, there is ususally some form of fire behind the smoke of certain names even if the information is “substantial”.

  9. Woof Wolf 04/14/2006 at 4:56 PM #

    I know that it is probably best that whatever is going on is not public knowledge, but I sure could use a good rumor, or an airplane to track, or something.

  10. Girlfriend in a Coma 04/14/2006 at 5:03 PM #

    The less public info the better.

  11. 74Pack 04/14/2006 at 5:10 PM #

    I think we should hire Doyel as our next coach.

  12. steve 04/14/2006 at 5:11 PM #

    Is there any national basketball writer LESS credible than Katz? How many times has he already been wrong in the last couple weeks?

  13. 74Pack 04/14/2006 at 5:11 PM #

    See Doyel, Gregg.

  14. Fletch 04/14/2006 at 5:23 PM #

    I guarantee you that SFN knows a lot more than they discuss here in the blog, which is fine by me. Better a coach we can be happy with for years vs a rumor we can be happy with for days or hours.

  15. hoop 04/14/2006 at 5:56 PM #

    Hmm. So you are implying that people at StateFansNation is in the know that Brady is under consideration, and they do not support him at all, hence the articles of their evaluation of Brady as a potential NCSU head coach. Is that right?

  16. Fletch 04/14/2006 at 6:02 PM #

    No. I imply nothing. I was more responding to woof wolf.

  17. Woof Wolf 04/14/2006 at 6:37 PM #

    And I wasn’t asking for any inside info. I was ust commenting that this is kinda like watching the Princeton Offense.

  18. NCStateDude92 04/14/2006 at 8:05 PM #

    i think a lot of people in the media know more than they are saying, they have to, because we are hearing nothing. i agree with fletch about rumors but it was great when it looked like calipari (that bastard) would be our coach.

  19. gotohellcarolina 04/14/2006 at 8:28 PM #

    Good news.

  20. WestCoast 04/14/2006 at 8:40 PM #

    I don’t know what’s better. The fact that he’s not coming, or the fact that he publicly bashed Cal about his ego and the way he played State earlier this week.

  21. Mookie 04/14/2006 at 8:50 PM #

    Dear John Brady and Skip Bertman,

    Please keep us out of your negotiations & better yet keep your negotiations out of the press all together.

    Thanks kindly,

  22. packfan80 04/14/2006 at 9:45 PM #

    Dear Mr Brady…..enjoy your pay raise, you are most welcome…sincerely, Lee

  23. doug74 04/14/2006 at 10:14 PM #

    I feel like there is a conspiracy of silence aimed at me personally.

  24. IrishPackFan 04/14/2006 at 10:20 PM #

    The longer the silence lasts the more confident I am that we’re gonna land somebody who wants to be at State and not lookin’ for some monetary boost.

    It’s obvious that the first two coaches had their “people” leak info in order for their current schools to up the ante…

  25. packfan80 04/14/2006 at 10:40 PM #

    um, can i ask why doug?

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