Friday, March 11, 2011

Sidney Lowe to be fired at NC State

Sidney Lowe/Courtesy:
OSG Sports sources tell us that North Carolina State will part ways with head coach and former star player Sidney Lowe if not today--Friday, sometime within the next week or so. According to our sources, the decision has already been made to fire Lowe, there was still discussion as to the timing of it.

Lowe's team lost their ACC Tournament opener 75-67 to Maryland and have finished their season at a disappointing 15-16.

There have been rumors circulating for weeks that Lowe would get to finish the season, but that will be it as the folks at NC State seem to think a change is needed as the team has gotten progressively worse over the past few seasons. The Wolfpack have struggled to carve out their identity in the Raleigh-Durham area, they are normally overshadowed by the more widely known University of North Carolina and Duke.

Lowe, in his fifth season leading the Wolfpack also had experience in the NBA as the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves and later with the Vancouver Grizzlies.

Here's some highlights of Thursday nights game from our friends at WRAL:

And Lowe's post-game press conference:

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