Wes Moore has taken the NC State women’s basketball team to back-to-back Sweet Sixteens and his Wolfpack team spent a good chunk of the season ranked in the top 10 this year. It’s not surprising that would garner notice from other places, including one as prominent as Tennessee.
The Lady Vols gig has been open for a couple of weeks now, and according to a report out of Knoxville, Moore was brought in for an interview.
Fulmer has interviewed LVFL Kelli Harper (Missouri State) and NC State coach Wes Moore. He is believed to have talked to LVFL Kara @karalawson20, who does great job as ESPN commentator.— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) April 8, 2019
Kellie Harper, coincidentally enough, is the coach that Moore replaced at NC State. Harper has done well at Missouri State since moving on from Raleigh and led her team to the Sweet Sixteen this season as well.
Harper is also a UT legacy—a former player for Pat Summitt—and appears the most likely to be the next Tennessee head coach, if some late-breaking reports on Twitter are to be believed. (Nothing on the internet is ever wrong, so I’d feel safe assuming Harper gets the job.)
In any event, I’d be surprised to see Moore leave Raleigh at this point. He’s put in the work to elevate State’s program, which is poised for an extended run as one of the ACC’s best.