Signing Off For the Night

I hope the Barnes saga comes to a conclusion tomorrow, because damn it, I need some sleep. I don’t have any solid info, but my gut feeling is pretty good.

Pack Pride commented in their “coaching scoop” that it was a “very quiet” day. We didn’t have that experience today as we couldn’t keep up with the significant amount of chatter. We theorize that the difference is derived from the nature of our “sources” . Pack Pride obviously is much closer official representation of the Athletics Department whereas our network is more “grass-roots” that in some cases are close to certain key players in the process. And, it was a wild day for chatter:

* The day obviously started with perceived negative quotes in some local papers

* followed by a lot of ‘positive’ chatter from some sources that we generally felt pretty good about

* followed by some wind being let out of our balloon this evening

* We hear that this is the quietest that Lee Fowler has ever been. (I wonder how much those folks must be enjoying it?)

* Additionally, sources told today that PJ Tucker will declare to enter the NBA draft a year early just one day after word spread that LaMarcus Aldridge was hiring an agent.

* We have also heard from some folks in Texas’ administration and booster organization that are very nervous behind the scenes about the potential that they could lose Barnes to State.

* Thank God that Jim Laranaga has secured an interview at Seton Hall on Thursday. Let’s please not mention that name again.

Ultimately, we expect that by the end of the night on Thursday that the Rick Barnes chapter of the NC State coaching search will have come to a close. We don’t know for sure if that will be the first or the last chapter in Barnes’ book at NC State.

Use the comments for your own Barnes predictions.

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10 Responses to Signing Off For the Night

  1. beowolf 04/05/2006 at 11:36 PM #

    You can’t sign off. Didn’t V say, “Don’t get sleep! Don’t EVER get sleep!”? :^D

  2. JeremyHyatt 04/05/2006 at 11:36 PM #

    what is your gut feeling homie? awwww…

  3. Remember '83 04/05/2006 at 11:37 PM #

    Barnes would be a lot of fun, he hates baby blue as much as I do. However, he has a great situation in Austin, I don’t think he will leave. My heart hopes he will.

  4. coppertop 04/06/2006 at 12:17 AM #

    we’ve shown him the $, now leads see where his heart truely lies.

  5. class of '74 04/06/2006 at 5:08 AM #

    Barnes heart will overule his head and sometime Thursday he will be announced as our new coach.

  6. Waxhaw 04/06/2006 at 6:26 AM #

    Either he is truly torn or this is the best kept secret since Tom Cruise’s sexual status.

  7. BladenWolf 04/06/2006 at 7:21 AM #

    ^That was a good one for a morning chuckle. (I still think Katie Holmes is carrying someone elses baby… couldn’t possibly be from Cruise…maybe Rick Barnes?)

  8. DavidThompson 04/06/2006 at 7:52 AM #

    I think Barnes is coming. If he was not coming then you and I both know he would have come out and said it already. Also look at the good players he has putting thier name in the draft. He’s coming guys I just feel it.

    RBC Center = Rick Barnes Center (I like that 2 for one deal, You get sponsor money for the arena and get to name it after Rick…lol)

  9. highstick 04/06/2006 at 9:41 AM #

    I couldn’t sleep last night. I kept the TV on and checked all of the ESPN news channels constantly for any breaking news!!!

  10. cameron 04/06/2006 at 7:15 PM #

    I have a feeling this is going to drag out for a while.

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