April 24, 1990 |
Les Robinson, a former North Carolina State player, was named Monday to succeed Jim Valvano as the Wolfpack's basketball coach. Robinson, coach and athletic director at East Tennessee State, takes over a program that has been under scrutiny for nearly 1 1/2 years and still has another year of NCAA probation to serve. His appointment came 16 days after Valvano was forced out when N.C. State officials agreed on a $500,000 settlement. Last Friday, N.C.
April 23, 1990
North Carolina State will announce the successor to basketball coach Jim Valvano today, and though it isn't saying who he'll be, speculation surrounds Les Robinson, a former Wolfpack player now coaching East Tennessee State. Robinson said last week he was going to Raleigh for an interview. No one answered the telephone at his Tennessee home Sunday night. Robinson, 47, guided the Buccaneers to a 27-7 record last season.
April 21, 1990 |
Todd Turner took the athletic director's job at North Carolina State Friday, saying the school's dismissal of basketball coach Jim Valvano made his decision easier. "The most important challenge is to rebuild trust and rebuild credibility in the athletic community," said Turner, who had been athletic director at the University of Connecticut for the past three years. "You don't earn that trust until you prove that academics is the first priority."
April 11, 1990
Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun of Connecticut said he plans to meet with North Carolina State guard Chris Corchiani today to discuss the possibility of Corchiani transferring to Connecticut.
April 9, 1990 |
Jim Valvano cleaned his office Sunday, marking the end of his coaching tenure with North Carolina State and paving the way for the school to find a successor for the embattled basketball program. Supporters and officials echoed the optimism Valvano displayed Saturday when he agreed to leave and not sue the school in exchange for $238,000. Valvano also stands to be paid $375,000 by the university's booster club, one of his attorneys said.
April 8, 1990 |
Finally, Jim Valvano is out as North Carolina State's basketball coach. Valvano's 10-year reign with the Wolfpack ended Saturday when the school agreed to buy out his contract for $212,000, nearly $300,000 less than he asked for originally. Valvano's contract called for a $500,000 payment if he was fired without cause. The school originally offered Valvano $106,000, his annual base salary.
April 4, 1990 |
Given no chance of keeping his job, North Carolina State basketball Coach Jim Valvano was trying to work out a financial settlement to end his career at the school, his lawyer said Tuesday. "It appears that the option of him staying on as coach is no longer available," attorney Woody Webb said. Asked if Valvano had given up the fight for his job, Webb said: "I don't know that it's fair to say that we've given up.
April 3, 1990 |
Leonard Hamilton, lured from Oklahoma State by what he described as unlimited potential at the University of Miami, became the Hurricanes' new basketball coach Monday. Hamilton, 41, inherits a Miami program that averaged just 2,000 fans for home games and has yet to earn an NCAA tournament berth since the school resumed basketball in 1985 after a 15-year interruption. Hamilton had a 56-63 record in four years with the Cowboys.