"He was always one of the great coaches we competed against. I mean that. His teams played as hard as they could possibly play."
What characterized his teams?
"Competitive. He¹s such a competitor. He passed that on to his players. They played hard, but they played smart, too. He ran it with an iron fist. That¹s why he was successful, every place he coached, at Florida twice, at NC State, and the national championship (in 1974) certainly was special.
"I know the NC State people feel down, and all of us should, but he had a great life and I'm just sorry it happened."
Is there one game that stands out?
"Probably any time we could defeat them was special, but one was when Dudley Bradley stole the ball and went down and dunked."
On his legacy in the ACC
"He's been a factor with Everett Case as a player and the years he coached at NC State. He¹s a bright man and was a great leader and that showed with his teams."