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Gottfried, Warren moving on from critical tweet

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N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried said he has talked to freshman forward T.J. Warren about the Twitter kerfuffle from earlier in the week and the two have moved on.

Former N.C. State player Thomas de Thaey was critical of Gottfried after Tuesday's 86-84 loss at Wake Forest.

"That's what happens when you're a great recruiter, but terrible coach!" de Thaey wrote on his Twitter account on Wednesday morning.

De Thaey left the program in November after limited playing time in three games. Warren was one of about a dozen people who had originally retreated de Thaey's comment. Warren subsequently deleted his retweet and clarified on his own Twitter account:

"To clear everything up my last RT wasn't no jab at my head coach. Everybody cool it!" Warren wrote.

Gottfried had not met with the media until Friday morning but said he talked with Warren about what happened.

"Sometimes, you learn the hard way, that things travel fast and quick," Gottfried said Friday. "That's something we did talk about and you move on from there."

Gottfried, who is active on Twitter, said understanding social media is part of college students learning to be responsible.

"I've told my own children to be careful what they tweet," Gottfried said. "They sometimes tweet before they think. I think it's just part of learning about the world we live in. Sometimes you learn the hard way."

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Joe Giglio covers the ACC for the News & Observer, where he has worked since 1997.
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