Web Run: Next Pack coach must win

Herb Sendek was a man who wanted to get out. That was good, because a large segment of N.C. State's fans wanted him out.

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"I'm hoping for a big name coach to come in and take us back to where we belong. The facilities that some of us alumni have helped build are the finest in the country. We have a program that plays in the best conference in the country. And we've got a program that has a history of winning national championships and ACC championships. We've got all the tools to recruit at the highest level. So that's what I'd like." - Eric Nobles, a Fayetteville resident and the former chairman of the Cumberland County Wolfpack Club



Next Pack coach must win
Scott Fowler * Charlotte Observer
Herb Sendek was a man who wanted to get out. That was good, because a large segment of N.C. State's fans wanted him out. So Sendek's decision to leave Raleigh for Arizona State -- a Pac-10 school whose basketball program has more problems than the Wolfpack's -- won't cause much wailing. Read More

Leaders out there for Pack
Caulton Tudor * News & Observer
The next N.C. State men's basketball coach doesn't have to be a magician, a comedian or a miracle worker. But the one thing Herb Sendek's successor has to deliver is a quick infusion of energy throughout the Wolfpack system. Under Sendek, State spent much of the past decade treading water. Progress was made, but it came at an incremental pace. By the end of the 2001 season, when Sendek's fifth team finished 13-16 and 5-11 in the ACC, State's fan base was widely divided. There were periodic cooling and warming shifts in that division over the ensuing five seasons. But never was there the kind of complete unity the school needed. Read More



Sources: Sendek to Arizona State
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Leaders out there for Pack
Caulton Tudor * News & Observer

Fans' gripes dogged Sendek
Chip Alexander & Lorenzo Perez * News & Observer

Sendek Photo Gallery - His Years at State
News & Observer

Sendek apologizes to recruits
Tim Stevens * News & Observer

The fans' views
News & Observer

Help wanted: Personable winner to coach Pack; apply N.C. State
Rob Daniels and Jim Young * News-Record

Sendek's departure scrambles recruits' plans
Bill Cole * Winston-Salem Journal

Wolfpack's faithful now has to plan next move
Lenox Rawlings * Winston-Salem Journal

Pack loses top '07 recruit
Ken Tysiac * Charlotte Observer

Next Pack coach must win
Scott Fowler * Charlotte Observer

Sendek's departure neither surprise nor tragedy to Pack fans
Frank Dascenzo * The Herald-Sun

Sendek's exit shocks players
Dan Wiederer * Fayetteville (NC) Observer

Buzz Perterson buzz?
Sun-News

Sendek, N.C. State share blame for separation
David Teel * Daily Press

Herb jumps ship
Kyle Blakely * Technician

Students uncertain about Sendek departure
Nicholas Jeffreys * Technician

Sendek's Legacy At NCSU Up For Debate
WRAL

Replacing Sendek
Tom Suiter * WRAL

Barnes likely to be mentioned as possible successor at North Carolina State
Randy Riggs, Kirk Bohls * Cox Texas Newspapers

Indy buzz: ASU got a 'complete steal' in Sendek
Paola Boivin * The Arizona Republic


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