Mark Gottfried will reportedly be out as NC State basketball head coach after the season. Who will replace Gottfried as head coach of the Wolfpack?
On Tuesday night, Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcey backed up a report by ABC11's Mark Armstrong that State has made the decision to move on from Gottfried after the program's 30-point loss to Wake Forest.
Gottfried's 'Pack missed the Tournament last season after four straight appearances, and are in the midst of a painfully disappointing 2016-17 season, and will almost definitely miss the Big Dance again barring a miracle ACC Tournament run.
With Gottfried's fate reportedly already decided, who might the school target to take over the program? Dayton's Archie Miller is the name that everyone has started to point to. He's a hot rising head coach that has turned the Flyers into a perennial dangerous tournament team, and a State alumnus. However, it is no slam dunk that NC State would be able to draw Miller, who has resisted other big jobs thus far.
Miller is clearly the top name, but we have seven potential coaching hires for NC State basketball.