NC State will hold a press conference on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. to introduce its new men's basketball coach.
The event, which will be held at the Dail Basketball Center on campus and is not open to the public, will be broadcast live over the internet on gopack.com.
Lowe is a name familiar to Wolfpack fans, as he was the starting point guard on the Wolfpack's 1983 NCAA Championship team. Under the late Jim Valvano, Lowe earned Final Four All-Tournament team honors in leading the "Cardiac Pack" to NC State's second national title.
His playing career began in the Continental Basketball Association, where he helped lead the Albany Patroons and Tampa Bay Thrillers to CBA Championships. His stellar play in the CBA led to a four-year career in the NBA that included stints with Indiana, Detroit, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Minnesota. In 193 career games, he averaged 2.9 points, 3.9 assists, and 1.7 rebounds.
He began his coaching career in Minnesota, where he started as an assistant in 1991-92 after working as Minnesota's television analyst the season before.
He took over the head coaching duties midway through the 1992-93 season,compiling a 13-30 record to finish out the year. Following a 20-62 campaign in 1993-94, he moved on to an assistant coaching position with Mike Fratello in Cleveland during the 1994-95 season and helped the team compile a 248-212 record during four NBA seasons in which the Cavaliers made the playoffs each year.
Lowe rejoined the Timberwolves as an assistant coach for the 1999-2000 season before being hired as the Vancouver Grizzlies head coach on June 1, 2000. In two-plus seasons with the Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies, Lowe led the team to back-to-back franchise-best records of 23-59 in both 2000-01 and 2001-02.
Lowe is currently an assistant with the Detroit Pistons, but will now return to Raleigh and take over the reigns at NC State.