A Fan's Guide to NC State Basketball 2012-13 provides unique and comprehensive coverage of State's upcoming season from Barry Jacobs and a stellar cast of contributors.
The guide is packed with interviews, stats and analysis that examine the Wolfpack's rich tradition and expected return to the top of the ACC.
Jim Sumner offers a preview of the upcoming season and what Mark Gottfried walked into last fall:
"That brings us to Mark Gottfried, who left the comfort of the ESPN studios to become the latest claimant to rekindle the Wolfpack's March Magic. Gottfried and the NCAA tournament were more than casual acquaintances. He played in three NCAA Tournaments at Alabama. He was an assistant on UCLA's 1995 national champions. He coached Murray State to a pair of NCAA appearances and Alabama to five straight NCAAs, leading the Crimson Tide to the 2004 Elite Eight...In other words, Gottfried knows what an NCAA team looks like."
Barry sat down with Coach Gottfried and among many comments got this:
"For me, I'm always one of those guys who looks at what you have rather than what you don't have and what you have at N.C. State is a program that has been to the top of the mountain. They've won two championships and they've experienced success, which proved to me it can be done here, regardless of what other programs are doing around you. So that got me excited from day one. I'd never really thought too much about the success of other programs compared to here. For me it was more of the potential of this program is great."
You'll also find a feature on the undefeated 1973 team, a look at the ACC and national Top 25, a close examination of the non-conference schedule and more, including stats, charts and photos. As the Wolfpack continue their renaissance, A Fan's Guide to NC State Basketball will be the best resource a Pack fan can have.
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