Thursday , May , 04 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Lowe heading home to the Wolfpack

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) – North Carolina State has reportedly hired
Sidney Lowe to be the men’s head basketball coach. A press conference has been
scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. (et).

According to the Charlotte Observer, Lowe will return to the team that he
helped win the 1983 NCAA championship. He played point guard for the team that
beat Houston 54-52, as Lorenzo Charles grabbed the rebound from Dereck
Whittenburg’s long distance shot and dunked it as time expired.

Lowe, 46, will take over for Herb Sendek, who left in April to take the head
coaching job at Arizona State. Sendek spent 10 seasons at NC State and has a
mark of 191-132, including 22-10 overall and 10-6 in the ACC. He guided the
Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament for a fifth straight year this past season.

Lowe is an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons, who defeated Milwaukee in
their first-round series on Wednesday and will play the winner of the
Cleveland-Washington series.

He was also the former head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis
Grizzlies, where he compiled a combined 79-228 record in four-plus seasons.
He began the 2002-03 season with eight losses before resigning.

In Lowe’s NBA playing career, he averaged 2.9 points, 3.9 assists and 1.7
rebounds in 193 games with Indiana, Detroit, Atlanta, Charlotte and Minnesota.