Sidney Lowe resigns; press conference set for 6 p.m
As reported by Dave Glenn yesterday, Sidney Lowe met with Athletic Director Debbie Yow around lunch time today. Various reports are confirming what was expected to happen: Sidney Lowe is no longer the head basketball coach at NC State.
Stay tuned for updates throughout the day. While no intrepid individuals have set up a camera to monitor the doors at the Dail Center, I am coming to you live from the shrubbery outside the facility. It's a little chilly out here. Security guys are giving me the stink eye but haven't asked me to leave just yet. I'm still trying to confirm what Lowe and Yow had for lunch.
Update I: Here's the story from Giglio:
Under the terms of his contract, which has two years remaining, Lowe’s buyout is worth about $700,000.
A news conference has been scheduled for 6 p.m.
Update III: Giglio says Sean Miller and Mark Turgeon are State's top two targets. He adds that Yow does plan on using a search firm. James Henderson says Georgia's Mark Fox will not be in the mix for the job.
Update IV: The Wolfpacker reports that Lowe will not attend tonight's press conference and will not accept another position within the university.
Update V: James Henderson says Lowe already has an interview with an NBA team lined up. WTVD's Mark Armstrong spoke to Lorenzo Brown around 3:30, said Brown had no idea Lowe had resigned. WRAL's Ken Medlin says that a players' meeting has been scheduled for 4:45.
Update VI: The press conference has been pushed back to 6:30.