Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
N.C. State coach Sidney Lowe has stepped down following Tuesday’s meeting with AD Debbie Yow, according to NewsObserver.com.
Lowe has two years left on his deal and his buyout is worth $700,000, the newspaper reported.
“I’m a basketball coach,” Lowe told the Fayetteville Observer several days ago. “So you’re always hoping to coach. So we’re going to sit down and talk. Debbie said that from day one. So we’ll sit down and talk and see where it goes from there…
“This didn’t turn out the way a lot of people expected or hoped it to.”
Lowe, 51, went 15-16 this season and was 86-78 in five seasons at the school he helped lead to the 1983 national championship.
Among the candidates to replace low, according to NewsObserver.com, are Arizona coach Sean Miller, a former N.C. State assistant, and Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon, a former Roy Williams assistant at Kansas.
St. Benedict’s Prep senior forward Tyler Harris has signed with N.C. State, but was not immediately available for comment.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.