North Carolina State Wolfpack

NC State: Gottfried won't return as men's basketball coach

Mark Gottfried couldn't reverse North Carolina State's two-year slide in time to save his job.

The school announced Thursday that the coach is out after the season. The move comes as a once-promising season continues to unravel, with the Wolfpack struggling to compete in Atlantic Coast Conference play and losing games by lopsided margins.

N.C. State has lost six straight games with four of those by at least 24 points, the last coming Wednesday night against 10th-ranked rival North Carolina.

"Mark and I met today to discuss the future direction of our program," athletic director Debbie Yow said in a statement. "While it has long been my practice to...

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