Herb Sendek was not appreciated at NC State, so I can certainly understand why he accepted the Sun Devil gig.
PHOENIX (AP) - As first reported by FOXSPorts.com's Jeff Goodman, North Carolina State basketball coach Herb Sendek has accepted an offer to become the coach at Arizona State, an official with knowledge of the deal confirmed Saturday night.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because there has been no formal announcement.
Arizona State athletic director Lisa Love, who attended the Sun Devils' spring football scrimmage Saturday in Tempe, was unavailable for comment.
Sendek is 258-158 in 13 seasons as a head coach, the last 10 with North Carolina State, where he is 191-132. He spent his first three seasons with Miami of Ohio.
Sendek led the Wolfpack to five straight NCAA tournament appearances - tying a school record set by the late Jim Valvano - and reached the regional semifinals in last season.
He has been named coach of the year in two conferences - the Atlantic Coast Conference two years ago and the Mid-American Conference in 1995, when he coached at Miami of Ohio.
The Sun Devils have been looking for a coach since March 10, when Love announced that Rob Evans would not return next season.
Is anyone else surprised by this?
UNC-Wilmington coach Brad Brownell resigned after winning the Colonial Athletic Association tournament this season to take the job at Wright State.
Brownell, 37, led the Seahawks to a 25-8 mark and a loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament to George Washington.
"This has been a very difficult decision for me to make, however, I feel it is in the best interest of my family, my career, and myself to pursue a new opportunity," Brownell said in a statement.
Brownell, an Evansville, Ind., native, took over for Jerry Wainwright four years ago after spending eight years as an assistant at the school. His career record is 83-40 and he has led the Seahawks to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances.
Wright State was 13-15 overall and 8-8 in the Horizon League.
No offense Wright State Raider grads/fans, but the Horizon league seems like a step down from the Colonial league.