Mark Gottfried will be the next basketball coach at N.C. State.
Gottfried took both Alabama and Murray State to the NCAA tournament in his 14-year coaching career. He had been working as an analyst for ESPN the past two seasons.
There is a press conference scheduled for 5 p.m. today at Vaughn Towers at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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Gottfried, 47, led the Crimson Tide to the NCAA tournament five times in 10 seasons, between 1998 and 2008, coming within a game of the Final Four in 2004. He resigned in Jan. 2009, 19 games into his 11th season. He has a career record of 278-155, with 210 wins at Alabama.
State's search began three weeks ago with the resignation of Sidney Lowe. The search hit a wall Monday with three candidates, including Virginia Commonwealth's Shaka Smart, pulling out of the mix.
Gottfried had been in the running for the Utah job but lost out to Larry Krystkowiak.
Gottfried's career began as an assistant with UCLA. He was on Jim Harrick's staff for the 1994-95 national title season with the Bruins. He left UCLA for Murray State the following season and won 68 games in three seasons with the Racers with NCAA bids in '97 and '98.
He jumped from the Ohio Valley Conference to the SEC for the Alabama job before the 1998-99 season. His first three Alabama teams did not make the NCAA tournament but then went five straight years, including a run to the Final Eight in 2004 as a No. 8 seed with wins over top-seeded Stanford and defending national champion Syracuse before losing to UConn.
The program began to sour in the 2006-07 season, with an NIT trip and then culminated with Gottfried resigning in a cloud of controversy after a 12-7 start to the 2008-09 season.
Gottfried's resignation was timed with the loss of star guard Ronald Steele, who left the program in a similar abrupt exit to the one made by North Carolina guard Larry Drew II this season.
Gottfried, who played college ball at Alabama, has been working at ESPN since the start of the 2009-10 season.