Notes following Sidney Lowe's dismissal.
As usual, The Sidney Lowe Radio Show will be broadcast live tonight from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. However, the show will not take place at the Crabtree Valley Mall. Fans may still call in with questions by dialing 919.890.6278 locally and 1.800.849.6278 statewide.
In May 2006, Lowe was hired to revive the spirit of a program that wanted to challenge Duke and North Carolina for neighborhood supremacy. Instead, State stands much further from national relevance today than it was when Lowe began.
And if that quick synopsis can't provide context to just how somber this saga has become, then rewind to that May evening five years ago when Lowe was introduced as the new coach, then spent more than an hour on Paul Derr Track conversing with Wolfpack fans.
On the whole State fans like Sidney Lowe- 31% of them express a favorable opinion of him to 23% with an unfavorable one. They're less convinced that he should keep his job. 29% think Lowe should stay for another year but 27% think he should be fired and the 45% reserving judgment can't exactly be seen as a vote of confidence.
Sid makes an appearance in this new ESPN commercial. (ht: thedevilwolf)
Do you see any similarities to getting Tracy Smith on the floor during his sophomore season to Howell this year?
"At this time of the year, I'm not really concerned. When we started, we started with not really a rotation but a lineup and played off of that. Now, we are in ACC play and we have to have our best players on the floor. The substitution patterns will change a little bit, but we have to have your most productive players on the floor. I'm not hesitant to play Richard and C.J. and Tracy together, even thought it's three of our top five big men on the court at times."