Two quality sources are telling me that Bobby Lutz will accept an assistant coaching position under Mark Gottfried at N.C. State. More info coming.
The main reason is family. Lutz LOVED it in Ames. He loved working with Fred Hoiberg's staff. But his entire family is in North Carolina. Lutz's daughter will be attending N.C. State next year and Mark Gottfried has been a close from of his for nearly 20 years.
I will add this: I've heard rumblings on what Hoiberg wants to to with his staff and it sounds encouraging. Nothing solid enough for me to put to print right now. Stay tuned.
shoot, didnt think would be this fast, but makes sense.
This could also be good from the view if he find another good gray hair to teach him a few more tricks from a different perspective, CFH will be more diverse coach and a better leader (even though CFH has already proven his ability to lead a program)
This is sort of what I was thinking as well. Bobby is more of an offensive coach, if Fred can bring in someone with more of a defensive emphasis this could turn out to be a really good thing.
The revolving door at ISU MBB in respect to players and coaches is getting old. Many can be "explained away" but the enormity of how many leave is rather alarming.
This will continue until if and when Fred elevates the program in general with much more success. Ames is not a destination of choice for most people outside of the state of Iowa. It is usually considered a stepping stone in the case of most coaches from out of state.
For players, hopefully it will be considered a stepping stone to the NBA and winning under Fred.
Eh. At least this year the players leaving arent players we were counting on for meaningful minutes, like we were in the past. As far as coaches go, the big loss is obviously Lutz, but really its a case of a perfect opportunity for him. Who knows when a chance wouldve opened up again to get back to North Carolina. Lets see who Fred picks up to replace him before hitting the panic button.
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