NC State Hires Larry Farmer as Director of Player Development

PackPride is reporting that NC State has hired Larry Farmer as an assistant to Coach Gottfried for the men's basketball team. Farmer played for UCLA back in the early 70s, the days in which they went something ridiculous like 90-1 and won a ton of national titles back to back. I wonder what team broke that streak, anyway....was it in 1974? Something like that? Not ringing any bells.

Anyway, Farmer seems to bring with him a lot of random coaching experience from throughout the years.

"In 12 seasons as a collegiate head coach, Farmer amassed 166 victories in stints at UCLA (1981-84), Weber State (1985-88) and Loyola-Chicago (1998-2004). During his time at the helm of the Bruin program, he guided his alma mater to a three-year mark of 61-23, including a pair of 20-win campaigns and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. In 1982-83, he lead UCLA to a 23-6 mark, the Pac-10 title and the No. 7 final ranking.

Farmer spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Western Michigan. Prior to joining the Broncos staff, he spent three years on the bench at the University of Hawai'i"

While the guy's background is all over the place, Gottfried seems to have created a coaching job just for him, so obviously the Gottfather likes what he brings to the table - and given the coaching staff he put together last season, I'm inclined to believe him.

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