NC Central

NCCU's Moton is a hot commodity

Posted June 7, 2014

NC Central head basketball coach LeVelle Moton is enjoying his first off-season after a trip to the NCAA tournament and, as he’s quickly learned, things have changed.

Excellence rarely goes unnoticed for long, so when Moton guided NC Central from D-I upstart to a big dance invitee in such a short period of time, the homegrown talent could no longer stay under the national radar.

“It comes with the territory. It’s the difference between looking for jobs and listening for jobs,” said Moton. “North Carolina Central and my agent, they’ve been in contact and I really stay out of those discussions and try to enjoy myself, go recruit and stay out in the community.”

A college hoops hot commodity, Moton was contacted for the head coaching positions at Marshall and Florida Atlantic as well as some gigs at upper-echelon programs, even a few NBA teams at the end of those endless phone calls.

“I think you owe it to yourself just to listen, as a professional, as a young professional in the business because it changes so often,” said Moton.

Obviously those sales pitches are falling on deaf ears for now as Moton is still here. A man from humble beginnings with strong ties to the maroon and gray, he says it’s not about the green.

“Money is not the luring factor for me because I’ve been broke far longer than I’ve had three dollars in my pocket," said Moton. "Everything that comes across the board, my wife and I, we sit down and talk about it and if it’s in the best interest in our family we’ll entertain it.”

1 Comment

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • englandumd Jun 7, 11:56 p.m.

    he's a really good coach, he should stay at NC Central until he gets a real head coaching offer, it will happen. Until then he should stay and keep winning.

  • ACC: Clemson at NC State

    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Florida

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Duke at Notre Dame

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 620am

  • ACC: NC State vs. Clemson

    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
1st Intermission
CAR 2
TAM 1
 
Half
IND 44
TOR 50
 
2nd
DET 35
CLE 38
 
2nd
MIA 35
MIL 41
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
CHI
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
WAS
2nd
AKR 39
BST 34
 
2nd
KSU 37
CMICH 26
 
2nd
VCU 38
GWU 29
 
2nd
TOL 48
UMO 46
 
2nd
MICH 45
NEB 29
 
2nd
BGU 35
NILL 26
 
2nd
EMICH 53
OHIO 24
 
2nd
VT 34
PITT 40
 
2nd
LAS 30
STJOE 34
 
2nd
TULA 28
TULSA 36
 
2nd
UGA 48
VANDY 40
 
2nd
KYST 27
WVU 26
 
2nd
BUF 49
WMICH 46
 
2nd
GEOR 26
XAV 38
 
1st
EVAN 13
INDST 13
 
1st
ORU 22
TABOR 8
 
9:00pm Tonight
OKST
BAY
9:00pm Tonight
PROV 0
DEP 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
ALA
UF
9:00pm Tonight
RUTG 0
MSU 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
ARK
TENN
9:00pm Tonight
AUB
TEXAM
9:00pm Tonight
UTST
WYO
9:05pm Tonight
SDST
FRES
10:00pm Tonight
CALST
SDCHR
 
10:00pm Tonight
NEV
UNLV
11:00pm Tonight
BSU
COLST
2nd
PHI 1
ARI 2
 
2nd
NYI 2
NYR 0
 
2nd
CLB 1
WAS 0
 
2nd
PIT 1
WIN 2
 
1st Intermission
MON 2
DAL 1
 
1st Intermission
FLA 2
DET 1
 
1st Intermission
CAR 2
TAM 1
 
1st
NAS 0
COL 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
BUF
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
MIN
10:00pm Tonight
VAN
ANA