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N.C. State's "Aim for the Stars" basketball coaching search has succeeded in only one respect so far: It has made two already rich coaches even richer.

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"John Calipari was on the brink of accepting the North Carolina State job Monday night. His eventual change of mind was not because of compensation concerns, however. Rather, he was concerned he wouldn't have enough of a shot at doing what Wolfpack officials want: consistently beating Duke and North Carolina." - ESPN's Andy Katz



Wolfpack does wonders for rich coaches
Scott Fowler * Charlotte Observer
N.C. State's "Aim for the Stars" basketball coaching search has succeeded in only one respect so far: It has made two already rich coaches even richer. Rick Barnes from Texas and John Calipari from Memphis received overtures from the Wolfpack, considered them, flirted with the school mightily in the case of Calipari, and ultimately stayed put with major salary increases. Read More

N.C. State would be wise to call Haith
Mike DeCourcy * TSN
Well, State swung for the fence, and now the Pack has appeared to strike out again. It looks like Memphis Coach John Calipari will stay at Memphis and turn down a reported State contract that offered between $1.7-$2 million. Read More



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Pack search not grounded
Luciana Chavez * News & Observer

Big name just isn't necessary
Ned Barnett * News & Observer

Pirates edge Pack
Rachel Carter * News & Observer

State's heir apparent not obvious
Jim Young * News-Record

Plans A and B didn't work out too well for N.C. State
Frank Dascenzo * The Herald-Sun

Wolfpack does wonders for rich coaches
Scott Fowler * Charlotte Observer

Pack's next target Brady?
Ken Tysiac * Charlotte Observer

N.C. State Still Seeking Basketball Coach
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Calipari Couldn't Change His Stripes
Andrew Jones * Star-News

Wolfpackers: There's a coach out there who's a perfect fit
Andrew Jones * Star-News

Tom Suiter: Not A Good Day For State
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NCSU down to last strike for coach
Clay Harris * The Rocky Mount Telegram

N.C. State would be wise to call Haith
Mike DeCourcy * TSN

N.C. State reportedly to focus on Brady
Jim Kleinpeter * The Times-Picayune

Brady upbeat after meeting with O'Keefe, Bertman
Randy Rosetta * The Advocate

Why coaches choose to turn down N.C. State
Gregg Doyel * CBS SportsLine.com

Source: Calipari reversal was competition-based
Andy Katz * ESPN

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