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NBA should have celebrated Dunn and Valentine

NBA should have celebrated Dunn and Valentine

If I was NBA commissioner for day – more specifically on NBA draft day – once Kris Dunn was selected as the fifth pick overall of Thursday’s extravaganza-styled Oscars show I would have added to the script.Soon after the Providence guard’s walk onto stage to shake the...

Dennis Smith can provide NC State with stability

Dennis Smith can provide NC State with stability

The roof seems to be caving in on North Carolina State’s basketball program, but help is on the way. Dennis Smith Jr. is the type of point guard and leader that can change the program’s direction.Smith steps into a void next year as the nation’s No. 1-ranked point guard and No. 4...

Gottfried guiding NC State in right direction

Gottfried guiding NC State in right direction

Mark Gottfried arrived at N.C. State four years ago and promptly led the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament each season, but that streak is now in jeopardy.It’s discouraging this year, but it’s still evident athletic director Debbie Yow found the right guy to navigate the tricky...

Gotffried wins recruiting battle and maybe better parking

Gotffried wins recruiting battle and maybe better parking

A year ago North Carolina State’s Mark Gottfried accidentally blocked in Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski in a jammed parking lot on the recruiting trail.They arrived along with North Carolina coach Roy Williams and Wake Forest coach Danny Manning for the 43rd annual Holiday Invitational...

Coach K and Gottfried in Holiday parking jam

Coach K and Gottfried in Holiday parking jam

Duke coach Mike Kryzewski, N.C. State coach Mark Gottfriend, North Carolina coach Roy Williams and Wake Forest coach Danny Manning have attended the Holiday Invitational to see such 5-star recruits as Kinston's 6-8 Brandon Ingram, Orangeville Prep's 7-1 Thon Maker and High Point...