Monday , Apr , 03 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

ASU names Sendek head coach

Tempe, AZ (Sports Network) – Arizona State University officially named
former North Carolina State coach Herb Sendek its new basketball coach on

“I am very excited to have Coach Sendek taking the reigns of the Arizona State
basketball program,” said the school’s vice president of athletics Lisa Love.
“His knowledge of the game and proven record of success made him the ideal
candidate for us. His experiences as a head coach on the major conference
level and in building winning programs is exceptional, as is his background as
an assistant coach. He has been on the staff of two Final Four teams and
worked at high-level programs.”

Sendek replaces Rob Evans, who was fired shortly after the Sun Devils’
season came to an end. Evans was 119-120 in eight years at ASU. This
year’s team went just 11-17 overall and 5-13 in Pac-10 play.

Sendek just completed his 10th season at NC State. The Wolfpack went 22-10
overall and 10-6 in the ACC this past year, advancing to the NCAA Tournament
for a fifth straight season.

The 43-year-old has a mark of 191-132 with NC State and 253-158 in 13 years of
head coaching. He began his head coaching career with Miami-Ohio.