VIDEO: Gottfried Meets The Media

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Mark Gottfried met with the media prior the Wolfpack's awards banquet.



"I'm really proud of them. I think everybody is proud of them."

"I think tonight is a night to look back, but for the guys returning it is exciting for them. Guys that are seniors like C.J. Williams and Alex, they feel good because I think they have left maybe a mark on the program."

"Believe it or not, I can't tell you anymore than you know because I don't know. As soon I know you'll probably know so we're all waiting to find out."

"We've talked a number of times and I think the family has done a great job... I think they've done a nice job of trying to gather the most accurate information. After that it comes down to deciding what they want."

"I have tried my best to basically stay back and not really try to recruit him back. I think what is important is if Calvin comes back he has to want to be here, he has to want to be a part of it. If he does it turns into something great. If he is ready to go and they feel like that is the appropriate thing I'm going to support him 100%."

"The NBA has an advisory committee and I think there would be a chance he could possibly be in the first round, but then there is a chance that he wouldn't."

"That's something for the family to decide. I don't think there is a right or wrong answer. I think it is what they are comfortable with."

"It is what it is at this point. I think tonight or tomorrow they will come to a decision."

"We don't start the season tomorrow so there is a lot of time for us to figure it out one way or another."

"For us we're just going to go at it like we would anyways... full speed ahead."

"All of us in this profession have guys we know pretty well... who I talk to typically is presidents and general managers. I'm not interested in talking to a scout, I want to find out what that team has as a gauge for him. All the information I've gathered I've shared with the family."

"I can't talk about anybody other than the guys we have signed. I think they are excited to come."

"They understand the bar is raised and I think they want to be a part of that."

"For most of the year we were a competitive team, quite frankly... just because we finished well we weren't a dominant team."

"I don't pay any attention to rankings made in April."

"I think that is fun just for the chatter behind it."


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