ESPN Total Access – NC State Women’s Basketball

This year ESPN will be focusing in all year on the Triangle for women’s basketball with lots of in-depth coverage of new coach Wes Moore and his first Wolfpack team. In addition, ESPN will be covering closely the other two teams in Triangle.

Moore fit the bill for what the Wolfpack need right now: Someone with a long history of success, a real understanding of how to build (or re-build) a program, and who had a reasonable salary demand. Also, he had worked as an assistant for Kay Yow at NC State from 1993-95.

“His passion for the game has been shown over many years,” Deborah Yow said. “He had a proven track record.”

I found that quote interesting about the reasonable salary demand. That is just an interesting statement for the article. That jumped out at me.

During his interview dinner with Deborah Yow, Moore flat-out asked if she was going to offer him the job. She had to laugh; it was the kind of “let’s-just-cut-to-the-chase” question she thought most candidates might think, but not ask.

She reminded him of the obvious: This program was like the child of her late sister, who ran it for more than three decades. This hire was deeply personal for her. But she was also the businesswoman that she had to be as athletic director. She would need to give it more thought.

I like how much of a straight shooter he sounds like in the interview. I hope that the old adage of it is better to the the coach that replaces the coach who replaced the legend than the coach who replaced the legend. I look forward to what Coach Moore can do. I will be curious to see how recruiting goes for Moore and how fast it will take the Wolfpack to get back to the top of women’s basketball, first in the conference and hopefully nationally soon after.

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1996 NC State graduate who is still waiting on his first ACC conference championship in any of the four main revenue sports (football, men's basketball, women's basketball, and baseball) since enrolling. All I want is a ACC Champions t-shirt.

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8 Responses to ESPN Total Access – NC State Women’s Basketball

  1. state73 11/06/2013 at 3:08 PM #

    I think this may well be Debbie Yow’s best hire to date.

  2. BJD95 11/06/2013 at 4:54 PM #

    Whatever may come for Wolfpack hoops (dudes and dudettes)…at least I feel confident neither will go winless in conference. Progress for the academic year, woohoo!!!

  3. JohnGalt78 11/07/2013 at 9:18 AM #

    Anybody know where Kellie Harper landed? I wished she had been a better coach because I felt she had everything else NCSU was looking for in a coach. But alas, a coach needs to be able to coach. Hopefully experience will take her to a higher level one day.

  4. Wulfpack 11/07/2013 at 9:32 AM #

    Harper landed at Missouri State.

  5. JohnGalt78 11/07/2013 at 10:29 AM #

    ^ Thanx!

  6. PoppaJohn 11/07/2013 at 1:12 PM #

    LOVE Deb’s comment, “.. hire was deeply personal for her…”
    Got to admit, haven’t really paid close attention to the Lady Pack since Coach Yow’s better days – maybe that needs to change.
    Good luck Coach Moore! Take good care of ‘Kay’s baby.’

  7. coach13 11/07/2013 at 3:00 PM #

    Ladies Fastpitch and Hoops are the main sports I can get into with womens sports. Fastpitch did fantastic last season. Be nice to see someone get the basketball team competing at a high level.

  8. howlie 11/08/2013 at 7:47 AM #

    Thanks for the find, & the post.
    This has been the ‘black hole story’ since Kelly was ‘promoted sideways.’

    I can’t remember a single story on the women’s program until now. Would love to see someone get an interview with Coach Moore from a local fan site.

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