Wolfpack warm up to Sendek's style

An NCAA Tournament berth last season gives N.C. State fans faith in Herb Sendek's low-key style of success.

Updated: October 18, 2002, 3:00 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

RALEIGH, N.C. -- OK, so Herb Sendek looks a lot older than 39. But blame it, if you must, on the lack of hair. And so what if he doesn't bowl folks over with fake greetings and salutations that would make him Mr. Personality -- even if it were not the real deal.

What you get when you walk into Sendek's office on the campus of North Carolina State is genuine Herb.

Ah, but listen to N.C. State officials and close friends of Sendek, and what they say is once you get past the shield ...

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