Wednesday, May 03, 2006

McKillop to N.C. State?

Could it happen? The idea is being kicked around.

Dragging On
The search for a new head coach to replace Herb Sendek at North Carolina State is dragging on thanks to several big names turning down the job. Two guys familiar with the area that would make great choices:
Bob McKillop, Davidson: McKillop has won a ton of games at Davidson. Last season, he led the Wildcats to a perfect 16-0 conference record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament where they played second-seeded Ohio State tough before falling by eight. McKillop has done amazing things at a school with very high academic standards and to my knowledge is the only Division I coach in the country whose website bio includes the use of the word "supposition". Needless to say, he would probably get a little more academic leeway in Raleigh.
Gregg Marshall, Winthrop: blah, blah, blah.......

All's quiet on Wolfpack front for now
Bob McKillop, Davidson
RECORD: 262-202 in 16 seasons at Davidson.
WHY HIM?: Has won plenty in the Southern Conference and has recruited athletes with excellent character and academic ability.
WHY NOT?: Some big-name recruits won't be familiar with him, so that would cause problems for McKillop initially in this job.

N.C. State isn't doing this hiring thing right
"There are lots of reasons lots of coaches would love to have this job, but State's blind lust for a famous coach leads us to believe they'd hire Paris Hilton before calling Gregg Marshall or Bob McKillop."

Rejected by Lavin?
"I think a reasonable hire for NC State would be Bob McKillop. Being at a bigger stage he would be able to get even more talented recruits and leverage his domestic and international connections..."

Wolfpack Back At Square One
"I’ve lost a lot of confidence in the State administration… of the most respected coaches in the business is sitting right here in NC….Bob McKillop at Davidson would have the State program up and howling in two years….he will play anyone, anywhere, at any time…..and he did that at Davidson without any admissions preferential treatment (if the player can’t meet the normal academic requirements of a student at Davidson, he doesn’t get in)….look at the intensity his teams play with, and how they play against the Duke, Carolina, etc type teams……"


This article doesn't mention McKillop, but it does detail the coaching search for the Wolfpack:
Everyone else has withdrawn ... why not me?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I knew Bob McKillop when he coached the b-ball team at Long Island Lutheran HS (I served on the Board of Directors and graduated a son from Lu Hi). The teams were outstanding as was Bob, a coach who recognized the importance of scholastics in the overall development of young men. Go Davidson! (from Bill Britton)