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As you are well aware, a significant number of national and local media members have been openly critical of Sidney Lowe’s hire as Head Basketball Coach at NC State. Although this criticism is very relevant, we have chosen not to dwell and focus on it. But, we don’t want to ignore it completely.
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Randy Capps @ Shelby Starr
Recent hire trades substance for style for Wolfpack program
Heâ€™ll show up at little Johnnyâ€™s house, spin a few yarns about the N.C. State glory days and drop a few names from the NBA. Itâ€™ll be a good show right up until Roy Williams shows up with a shiny national championship ring and a laundry list of players heâ€™s coached into the pros.
State fans, and apparently, some players got their wish. When Sendek left for Tempe, they got rid of a boring coach with a boring offense.
â€œ(Lowe) told us he wanted us to be free and have fun,â€¿ said sophomore Gavin Grant. â€œ(Sendek) wasnâ€™t focused on having fun. He was more focused on weâ€™ve got to win and it was this way or no way at all.â€¿
Yeah, sure. Itâ€™s all about fun now at N.C. State. Letâ€™s get it up and down and stick out their chests when they play Duke and Carolina.
Itâ€™s a page out of the N.C. State football playbook. Walk loudly and carry a twig.
What you have here is a trade-off that most State fans will welcome. The straight-laced, soft-spoken coach that wins more than he loses firmly in the shadow of his neighbors for the tough-talking State alum that isnâ€™t scared to yell at Coach K or Skip Prosser to fire up his team.
Style over substance never works over the long haul.