Sunday, April 02, 2006

Herb Sendek moving to Arizona State?

NC State men's basketball coach Herb Sendek has reportedly accepted an offer to coach at Arizona State University - ending almost a decade long stint here at NC State.

Herb's career was marked by 5 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in his last 5 years, Herb did hold his own somewhat on arguably the toughestcollege basketball neighborhood of Tobacco Road (Wake Forest, Duke, University of North Carolina along with NC State) - all teams that have held the national championship at one point or the other. In that sense he took a program in the doldrums and took it to respectability and some level of consistency. He was also instrumental in ensuring that his teams remained disciplined and well-behaved year after year. But his career here was also marked by his perceived inability to take the team to the next level - ACC and NCAA title contenders.

Thanks Herb for helping create a good, solid team from the broken pieces you inherited. But this team needs to go further. Good luck at ASU.

2 Comments:

At 2:30 PM , Blogger dc said...

Its sad that Sendek is going.
I will always remember 2002 season when we beat Maryland. I was in Manmur
for a regular medium and so was he ... I said good luck coach .. and then after couple of days we beat UMCP.

He did a great job with limited resources he had (lazy players).

 
At 12:24 PM , Blogger Sib said...

DC you forgot one VERY important thing...

FIRE Chuck !

 

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