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Gottfried "committed" to NC State, according to tweet

Posted March 27, 2013
Updated March 28, 2013

Update Wednesday 10 p.m.: Mark Gottfried took to Twitter Wednesday evening to address rumors of a possible interest in the open UCLA coaching position, saying he is dedicated to NC State.

At about 10 p.m, Gottfried posted the following from his Twitter account: 

"#WPN I am committed to being at @NCState for a long time Still as dedicated to rebuilding the program as I was 2 yrs ago when I arrived"


UCLA administrators, starting to realize they may be unable to land a top name to replace Ben Howland as head men's basketball coach, are looking to expand their search, and North Carolina State University's Mark Gottfried is among the leading candidates.

"Word is that Gottfried is one of the guys that UCLA boosters are looking at and are excited about," UCLA beat writer Ryan Kartje told Mike Maniscalco and Mark Thomas Wednesday morning on 620 AM The Buzz.

Kartje, who covers the Bruins for the Orange County Register, granted that Gottfried is somewhat of a second choice. "The first tier that UCLA fans would like to see are guys like Billy Donovan and Rick Pitino – guys that are probably out of their reach," he said.

As for Gottfried, who in two seasons is 48-23 with two straight appearances in the NCAA tournament, "I would say he is definitely a candidate," Kartje said. "I think you are definitely going to hear a lot about Mark Gottfried, and that's probably when NC State fans should start sweating about it."

Kartje said the Bruins are also targeting Butler's Brad Stevens, and would likely wait for him to express whether he is interested in the job before more aggressively pursuing Gottfried.

"The indications are that he (Gottfried) would absolutely listen (if approached about the job)," Kartje said. "I think if Brad Stevens isn't in the fold, I think Mark Gottfried is maybe the lead candidate for the job."

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  • El-Pzee Mar 29, 2013

    I hope they take him. If Syndek had half the player talent Gotfried did we would have another championship. Gotfried should be flogged for setting his entire offense up for an out of control sophomore with a bad attitude when he had an experienced senior who knew how to finish at the rim, without traveling at that. I Didn't see one, I repeat, not ONE isolation play for Richard Howell. Yet a certain sophomore seemed to have a never-ending supply of set up isolation plays that he could either blow at the rim or turn over with a travel. Gotfried did a huge disservice to richard howell this season, he should have been the hub of the offense, he could finish at the rim.

    Gotfried lacks the teaching fundamentals. Free-throws, rebounding(other than richard howell and Warren), harassing refs. He's not a coach K or a roy williams and never will be. He's better than Lowe, but a hair, but less than half the coach Syndek was.

    Hopefully We wont be stuck with this clown for much longer, but then again NCSU is Known for settling for mediocrity. And with the reputation Debbie Yow has It's highly unlikely we would be in a position to acquire a good coach anyways.

    DOOMED TO MEDIOCRITY FOR ETERNITY!!

  • cwgaskill Mar 29, 2013

    DOES ANYONE REALLY READ ALL OF THESE?

  • baldchip Mar 28, 2013

    Coach-I realize UCLA is special to you. But the performance expectations will be extremely high in a PRO TOWN!! Recruiting has become more difficult for UCLA since other teams have come alive on the left coast. UCLA no longer has the edge on recruits-just ask Shawn Miller in Arizona!!

    The Pack fans have accepted you with open arms. You did well this season with a bizarre cast of characters. Personally, I would have religated "mr it" CJ to the bench till he figured out their was no "I" in team!! You handled Rondey Purvis fairly well-he can play if he will learn to defend someone!!!

    Coach-Raleigh is a good basketball town. The Greater RTP area is a great ACC Hoops area-and beyond ACC as well. Your putting State back in the big mix will be rewarding for you beyond anything UCLA could dream of doing!!

    GO PACK!!

  • ezme22 Mar 28, 2013

    I hope Gilbert stays at moo fa-evah. His teams are undisciplined and and the man can't coach a lick. Plus I hear he's already made quite a name for himself among the uhhhh..."ladies"...at moo. He's a perfect fit for the most delusional fans in the country; all hype with nothing to back it up. Who knows, if he cheats enough he may even get himself elected into the moo HOF. Worked for Valvano...

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Mar 28, 2013

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    Wait, I thought we were delusional, and expected too much?

    Which is it?

    Or were you talking about our AD. No, she never fires someone for not winning enough. Just ask Kellie Harper and Sidney Lowe about that.

  • UpChuck Mar 28, 2013

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    Harrow left NCSU because he came to play for Sid Lowe. Sid got fired and we said "see ya". I would say, speaking from his Kentucky results thus far, he probably should've stayed.

  • Ven Mar 28, 2013

    He would be the DUMBEST coach ever to 'tweet' about committment and then say, 'opps' I'm off to UCLA. Maybe he does, but as much as I want hi to stay if he's that shady then be gone.
    UCLA is a mess. I can UNC JV team, but the parents, boosters, bookies and agents RUN that program. As crazy as it sounds, you need a Tubby Smith or Herb Sendak to go there to clean it up - sure, they won't win it all but that program is prob months away from some type of 'death pentaly'

  • lec02572 Mar 28, 2013

    Billy Donovan and Rick Pitino would never go to UCLA, but then again who would want to go to a school that fired a coach who won the conference with a young team, been to the final four multiple times, etc. What do they expect the era of Wooden is forever gone, get over it. They can also forget the Gonzaga coach and Butler coach they will go no where. They might be able to get the coach from Miami since his team will be rebuilding next year.

  • swray001 Mar 28, 2013

    I am getting tired of hearing State was picked to win the ACC. The media put that target on the back of N C State, not the State fans.To have just 7 scholarship players, and three of them being freshman Gott did an excellent job. With Brown missing three games, i would say no other coach in the ACC could have done any better.

  • Tackman792000 Mar 28, 2013

    I think he'd be crazy not to listen to UCLA. It's definitely a high profile job and the LA atmosphere, who wouldn't at least want to talk to them, not to mention a significant raise. He'll do what's best for his family and career. You can't blame a man for trying to better himself financially and in the job market.

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