More press for Gottfried

I have to think his ESPN connections are at least getting us noticed. The article is a blunt look at NCSU but it does have some great quotes from Gottfried

I especially like this one as it talks about his motivation.

“At the end of the game, we may have had a great broadcast but we didn’t win,” Gottfried said. “There was no joy in the TV truck, or hugging and high-fiving. It’s that competitive nature that I still felt that I missed so much.”

I also like his view of the fans

“I spend a decade where football dominated the conversation for 365 days,” Gottfried said. “So when people ask me how will I satisfy the expectations of the fans, coming from where I’m coming from, I’m happy we have such passionate fans with such big expectations.”

Here is the article

About Rick

1992 and 2002 graduate from NCSU. Born and raised an NCSU fan. I remember the good ol' days and they weren't in the last 20 years.

Coaches College Basketball Mark Gottfried NCS Basketball

16 Responses to More press for Gottfried

  1. cWOhLFrPAiCKs 06/18/2011 at 10:57 AM #

    Great article. I can’t remember the last time that much was written about NC State basketball on ESPN. I agree that MGs ties at ESPN are already paying off. More press like this will help to draw more attention to the program, both from the media and recruits. It’s an important part of the puzzle that we have missed out on over the past few years.

  2. NOT A FAN OF BLUE 06/18/2011 at 11:00 AM #

    If can win at Alabama, he can win at STATE. Yeah, I said it …

  3. imawolf 06/18/2011 at 11:50 AM #

    “I had a desire to make my own mark. But when you come to a school with great tradition, you have to do something exceptional.” Jimmy V. Too Soon To Quit.

    Perhaps I hear this this type of enthusiasm in Gottfried.

  4. WolfpackerClass83 06/18/2011 at 12:38 PM #

    Finally! A national media guy correctly stating that the wood chopper left of his own accord. You don’t see that very often – like next to never.

    Gottfried is getting an audience with some great talent in the region. Purvis or warren would make the Class of 2012 a top 5 group. Hate that Purvis will wait til February to decide. Maybe Duke will over recruit between now and then

  5. BureauOfMines 06/18/2011 at 1:30 PM #

    So far, so good. His media connections could prove very advantageous.

  6. LRM 06/18/2011 at 2:46 PM #

    “Before him, Herb Sendek led the Pack to five straight NCAA tournaments, a place they hadn’t been since 1991. But fans grew disenchanted with his deliberate offense and his inability to beat his in-state rivals, so he hoofed it on his own accord, packing for Arizona State.”

    Did Dana O’Neil really just challenge the national media’s long-perpetuated negative myth of Herb’s departure? One small step…

  7. Sweet jumper 06/18/2011 at 6:12 PM #

    Finally the truth is reported.

  8. TruthBKnown Returns 06/18/2011 at 7:08 PM #

    The wood chopper?

  9. timberwolf 06/18/2011 at 10:44 PM #

    TBKnown that’s HWSNBN, always “chopping wood” at getting better i get that. Big picture guy. e.g. Grinding out close games against UNCG. E.g. V2 -losing to the gulls of uncw All props to the birds.

  10. triadwolf 06/19/2011 at 8:27 AM #

    LRM – While that is an improvement, the real issue is still never brought up: His record against good teams, particularly good ACC teams; it wasn’t just that we couldn’t beat UNC & Duke.

  11. scndshot 06/20/2011 at 8:26 PM #

    Truthful article. I am more and more impressed with Coach G. I was excited with last year’s team, only to…well, you know. First time I see CJ Leslie play with some discipline, I’ll jump through the roof. If he does what the coaches tell him, the sky is the limit. Vandenburg and Painter have great potential as role players. If Wood can learn to create his own shot, he’ll have a great year. Lorenzo has the keys the car and I have confidence in his ability to get it done. If he stays 4 years, there will be no stopping him. The kids coming in 2012 seem great. I wonder about the guard focus and lack of big men but am confident Coach G. has a plan. Hate to say it but think Purvis is headed for Duke. If he come to State, that’s great, but leaves a spot for a big man if he doesn’t.

    Again, very impressed with Coach G. and his great staff. Let’s see it translate to the court and wins. GO PACK!

  12. scndshot 06/20/2011 at 8:32 PM #

    One more thing, best of luck to Tracy Smith in the upcoming NBA draft. Any team would be lucky to get him. He can be starter in the NBA and will only get better with experience. Thanks to Tracy for his dedication to NCSU.

  13. 61Packer 06/20/2011 at 9:29 PM #

    I also wish Tracy Smith good luck in the upcoming NBA draft, but if he’s an NBA starter, then the Wolfpack is a Final Four team next season.

  14. john of sparta 06/20/2011 at 10:59 PM #

    slow sports news.

    a PGA runaway, NASCAR
    and IndyCar had nobody
    in the stands. MLB stole them
    with that inter-league thing.
    NFL/NBA lockout or not.
    MMA is summer steady.
    Pawn Stars. i know.

  15. ncsuallday 06/21/2011 at 4:16 AM #

    Tracy used an injury to get fat and soft in the off season and coasted his way through college ball. He was/is a great player but he didn’t have half the heart as an upperclassman as he did an underclassman.

  16. Master 06/21/2011 at 3:08 PM #

    ^ncsuallday – you seem to have little or no sense of what happens when an athlete, or anyone, has a knee injury. As someone who has had the typicaly minor meniscus tear, it can set you back very quickly even when you can walk. I mowed my grass 3 days after meniscus surgery, but it took almost 4 months to completly regain all movement and muscle strength, even with regular physical therapy.

    Why do you say Tracy “coasted” or lacked heart?

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