Tagged: coaching search
03/17/2017 at 2:50 PM #120849
bottom line is, if you don’t want Keatts, then we need Archie to lose, pronto. No, don’t give me this “karma” nonsense. Every indication is that he has not told us a firm “no.” No Joe Miller interviews with Giglio, for instance, like we had in 2011. If Yow’s waiting on a firm answer from Archie, we need that answer ASAP because Wade won’t be there for long.03/17/2017 at 2:59 PM #120852
Wade kinda f-cked us by losing. He was supposed to stay busy until Monday-ish, too. Selfish bastard.03/17/2017 at 3:16 PM #120853packbackr04Participant
this cant be happening03/17/2017 at 3:20 PM #120855
and….now the “will wade to Clemson” rumors starting.
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We are being Trolled, no way this is going to end this way.
This was put out so the media will leave Archie alone as long as he is still playing. No more questions if he advances though the bracket.
It’s got to be… Right!!!
On second thought need to stop by the ABC store on the way home, might need it this week.03/17/2017 at 3:29 PM #120859HamletParticipant
I know the beauty of the forums is for fans to share their current thoughts and the emotional roller coasters that inevitably ensue. I enjoy the banter, complaining, desperation, excitement…all of it. But I seriously think some need to just take a breath and relax a bit before jumping the gun on this search or any candidate. Yes, we have the many scars from coaching searches past, and I am as pissed as anyone about the current state of our basketball program. My adult life has consisted of watching Sendek, Lowe and Gottfried on the sidelines. I was in high school when Les was coaching, and remember those years all too well, also.
I am skeptical…even cynical, probably. Hell, State can screw up a cup of coffee. But I honestly think that every candidate being mentioned could have success at State. Do I know this for sure? Of course, not. Could any of them flame out badly? Hell yes. Archie has been the number one choice all along. Hopefully Wichita State will win tonight and we will have that answer ASAP (assuming it already is not a firm “no” – I do not buy the Giglio story fully).
But I do believe that Keatts could do well at State. He gets maximum effort from his guys and has many current and past players in the NBA and has the endorsement of those who know him well. Some have called Keatts a slightly better version of Gottfried. Would that really be all that bad? That would probably mean us knocking on the door of the Top 25 and making tournaments most years, with some potentially very strong teams.
I also think Wade, although facing a significant learning curve, could also be a strong hire. I probably favor Keatts over Wade at this time, but my judgement would hinge a lot on the knowledge of those around the game. This is information we do not have…at least most of us do not. I worked in the athletic department during Lowe’s tenure…knew all of the players and coaches, but have no sources at all now that are contact.
I usually hate pie-in-the-sky optimism. Go ahead and rant away. I am going to let this play out without jumping off of a cliff and certainly going to give the new guy a chance to lose 🙂03/17/2017 at 3:30 PM #120860
yeah, but the ABC store today must be like the mall on Christmas Eve!! 😀03/17/2017 at 3:34 PM #120861VEHEMYTHParticipant
BJD it might be in Raleigh today!!03/17/2017 at 3:40 PM #120862tractor57Participant03/17/2017 at 4:13 PM #120872ryebreadParticipant
I’m not a Crean fan because he’s by accounts (know of someone who worked with him at Marquette) a complete ass. If IU decides they can’t put up with you and can only stand you if you are winning, then that is saying something given the long leash they gave the General. I also tend to think that his record at IU was fairly mixed, and represents his ceiling at a high major.
Could we do worse? Absolutely, and we have. Would he do better than Keatts? I don’t know. Would I hire him over Archie? Not a chance. Would I hire him over Keatts? Unclear……………… It’d come down to interviews, the desire they have for the job, their vision, the contract numbers, etc..03/17/2017 at 4:51 PM #120880albunde55Participant
End this misery! Move to SEC, “F” the blues and the ACC!03/17/2017 at 5:06 PM #120884
Keatts. It’s done. ESPN reports. http://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=21-0634496704694984650-403/17/2017 at 5:12 PM #120886OutWestWolfParticipant
Do the big $$s that it is assumed Marshall wants/needs take him off the list. He’s at 3.3 now, is letting him turn down 4.2-4.5 just not an option?
It is beyond my belief that there is a need to hit the panic button and hire the floor candidate in the next 120 hours. If that’s where we are then there are people at AD and above that are way overpaid!03/17/2017 at 5:12 PM #120887WulfpackParticipant
I am officially done with NC State basketball. DONE.03/17/2017 at 5:14 PM #120889JeremyHParticipant
What just happened?03/17/2017 at 5:17 PM #120890
I am officially done with NC State basketball. DONE.
Same. I don’t even have the energy to flame this on the front page anymore. It’s just a garbage hire by a garbage AD that was kept on by a garbage, callow administration.
State won’t get another dollar from me until the day I die. And NC State athletics is officially dead today.03/17/2017 at 5:17 PM #120891Fastback68Participant
Keats, yow panicked.03/17/2017 at 5:28 PM #120897JSR2000Participant
Maybe that Uber ride with Murphy really happened after all03/17/2017 at 5:30 PM #120898BKwolfParticipant
Lol, I know you guys rightfully thought I was trolling you about the uber ride but I wasn’t.03/17/2017 at 5:31 PM #120899
I posted this 5 days ago. 100% on the money. I’m only surprised that it happened before getting a clear “no” from Archie. Even a quicker push on the easy button than I thought.
It will be Keatts.
Yow’s top priority will be avoiding another drawn-out disaster like 2011 and 2006. So she will press the easy button. Keatts wants the job and will campaign hard for it, sounds like he is already. He’ll have reasonable salary demands. Local and national media will praise the hire (said praise coming with an implicit or explicit “they finally figured out their place” message). It won’t be hard to sell most fans – coming off a huge year, turned around UNCW quickly, Pitino lineage, great recruiting ties. He will kill it in the first press conference.
If and when it doesn’t work out, Yow will be retired. She’ll have gone out on a high note and avoided controversy and embarrassment. Her successor will be left dealing with the fallout.
Just prepare yourselves. This is what will happen. Hell, maybe it even works out…though I doubt it will.03/17/2017 at 5:32 PM #120900MrPlywoodParticipant
Needed a home run, got a bunt single.03/17/2017 at 5:32 PM #120901
That said, no more bitching from me about the hire. He’s our guy and I’m behind him 100%. Welcome Coach Keatts!03/17/2017 at 5:36 PM #120903WolfWiz11Participant
A little part of me just died.
I emailed Yow back in Feb, before she fired Gott. This morning, as I was watching this saga unfold, here and on Twitter, I considered emailing her again. But like most of you, I think I’m done caring. Clearly, our administration is happy with remaining the laughingstock of the Triangle.03/17/2017 at 5:37 PM #120906OutWestWolfParticipant
Just prepare yourselves. This is what will happen. Hell, maybe it even works out…though I doubt it will.
Without doubt I hope it works out. Good Luck Coach Keats and welcome to the Pack!
Yow = Jethro. NC State must move on from her on the same type of time line she hired Keats. The question is not why does State struggle with coaching hires it is why does state struggle with AD hires?!
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