NC State hires Mark Gottfried as coach

Updated: April 6, 2011, 9:44 AM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Mark Gottfried said all the things North Carolina State fans wanted to hear: He plans to contend for a national championship, be a fixture in the NCAA tournament and go toe-to-toe with the Wolfpack's highly ranked rivals.

Now he's got to deliver.

"Every job in America has different challenges, obstacles, those things that make the job difficult," North Carolina's new men's basketball coach said Tuesday. "I'm not backing down from anybody here, period. We want ...

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