Departing NC State Athletics Director, Lee Fowler’s love of the media spotlight is well known to all of us. Quotes from Fowler often find themselves into newspaper articles that sometimes are unrelated to NC State Athletics as “Coach Fowler” made a much higher priority of returning calls from reporters than focusing on finding ways to work to improve the Athletics Department at NC State University.
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Well….Sunday, May 30th marks the 25th anniversary of one of Fowler’s ‘breakthrough’ moments with the national print media and it is just too classic for us to ignore.
Check out this blurb from the New York Times from 25 years ago:
Lee Fowler, an assistant basketball coach at Memphis State, gave an interview to The Nashville Tennessean not long ago in which he defended Coach Dana Kirk but described the troubles in which the program finds itself as ”the pits.” Kirk didn’t think he needed defending, however, and now he has suggested publicly that Fowler might be in the wrong line of work. ”Another conversation like that,” the coach says, ”and Lee will be working for The Tennessean instead of Memphis State.”
Lee Fowler talk too much in an interview that he shouldn’t have been giving in the first place?
Say it isn’t so?
If only Adam Gold and Joe Ovies would have been around 25 years ago to defend their guy!