Columbus, OH -- CBSSports.com spoke with NC State's Mark Gottfried after the Wolfpack knocked Georgetown out of the NCAA Tournament.
A reporter asked how he felt about being the school's fourth or fifth choice to replace Sidney Lowe.
"I didn't care," Gottfried said Sunday afternoon, only moments after his Wolfpack advanced to the Sweet 16 following a 66-63 win over Georgetown. "I wasn't in a position to have any ego at that point."
Gottfriend was working at ESPN when NC State's Debbie Yow offered him the job. He had been fired from the University of Alabama two years before that.
Many, including his boss, say Sunday's win proves his ability to mold a team left by a prior coach. It also gave NC State its first Sweet 16 appearance since 2005.
"Very few coaches could mold a team together as well as he has," Yow said. "I probably shouldn't say that, though. Now I'll have his agent calling me to renegotiate
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