Mark Gottfried is out at NC State, but will coach the rest of the season, according to a report by WRAL’s Jeff Gravley.
Earlier this week, multiple reports emerged that Gottfried would be fired following the season, and that NC State is already looking for his replacement. According to Gravley, that decision has already come down. He will reportedly finish the season as the Wolfpack coach.
Mark Gottfried was booed during last night’s State game against North Carolina, a 97-73 home loss to the rival Tar Heels.
Gottfried’s Wolfpack are towards the bottom of the ACC this season, at 14-13 with just a 3-11 record in the rugged basketball conference. Since upsetting Duke on January 23, the Wolfpack have dropped six straight. The team went just 16-17 (5-13) in 2015-16, breaking a streak of four straight NCAA Tournament appearances by the Wolfpack in his first four years in Raleigh. He previously served as head coach at Alabama and Murray State.
We’ll update as more comes out about the dismissal.
Update: NC State has made it official, with athletic director Debbie Yow putting out a statement moments ago.
Gottfried has a 122-82 record in six seasons at NC State.
Potential Replacements For Mark Gottfried At NC State
Archie Miller – Dayton
Record: 135-60 (2016-17: 20-5)
Miller, an NC State point guard from 1998-2002, is No. 1 on the list for what seems like a strong majority of Wolfpack fans. Miller, the brother of Arizona head coach Sean Miller, came to prominence in 2014, when he took the Flyers to the Elite Eight. He’s made three straight NCAA Tournaments and at 20-5, the Flyers look poised to make the Big Dance once again. Miller is one of the hottest coaching commodites out there, so State’s ability to reel him in over a number of other potential openings is a question, but there’s a chance that he would love the opportunity to take over at his alma mater.