The long and distinguished career of former N.C. State basketball coach and AD Les Robinson ended with the month of June. Robinson had served as the AD at The Citadel since leaving his alma mater in 2000.
A true gentleman, Robinson was as personable and likeable a person as there ever will be in college athletics. His winning percentage as the coach of the Wolfpack in the 1990s certainly didn't match his popularity among his professional colleagues.
The AP ran a story about Robinson's retirement, which ran in today's print edition, but Ken Burger of The Charleston Post and Courier wrote this column earlier in June after a roast for Robinson.
Here's one item from Roy Williams that will amuse both UNC and N.C. State fans:
"When I was coaching at Kansas, Les was the athletic director at N.C. State. He called me one day about being the new basketball coach of the Wolfpack. I told him he had to be crazy, that the N.C. State people would run him out of town for bringing a UNC guy in to coach the Wolfpack. He just grinned and said, not as long as you win, big fella, not as long as you win."