NC State Denies Gottfried Rumors

The final nail, if Armstrong's report is accurate, was the 30-point loss in Winston-Salem on Saturday.

N.C. State denied that it had reached a decision on Gottfried's future with the 'Pack.

(4) drives to the basket as time expires in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C. Smith has two triple-doubles this season, but N.C. State sits near the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference entering Wednesday's game against rival North Carolina. Instead the embattled coach of the underachieving Wolfpack team chose to focus his attention on Wednesday night's ACC rivalry game against North Carolina (21-5 overall, 9-3 in the ACC). I know we've had some struggles but we've showed at times we can be very good. But last year's team stumbled with a shorthanded roster, and this year's descent seems to be picking up speed with only five ACC games left. "I'm not going to get into any rumors", Gottfried said Tuesday.

Gottfried received a contract extension after the 2014-15 season that runs through the 2019-20 season. In their previous meeting this season, the Tar Heels embarrassed the Wolfpack 107-56 on January 8 in the Smith Center. "That's really all we've talked about in the locker room, as a team, fighting as hard as we can and getting this thing turned around". "That's the secret right there".

Midway through the Wolfpack's 95-71 loss to Florida State, Debbie Yow, State's athletics director, tweeted from her account, @gopacknow: "To all our faithful fans who follow me on twitter: I will address the season after it ends".

  • Julie Sanders