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Gotta admit, I don't get it.

Makes me think there's something besides just pure hoops. Gottfried made the dance his first four years, after his successor failed to do so in his 5-year stint. Then he missed it twice. And two of these four years he went to the Sweet 16. That's really good! He beat a 1 seed! He narrowly missed the Elite 8 against a 2- seed! He recruited high level talent. He kept NC State relevant.

I think the best argument for firing him is that he had lost this team and he had a habit of losing players. Generally, kids didn't like to stick around and play for him. That is somewhat damning.

I suppose there's some chance Archie decides to come back, but the Miller bros. don't seem to have the sentimentality gene recently. I think a more likely outcome is they get another Sendek-like mid-major hire and start the NC State circle of coaching life all over again.

(In response to this post by Diehl)

Posted: 02/16/2017 at 6:02PM

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