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NC State hires Dereck Whittenburg

Updated: July 29, 2013, 8:10 PM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former North Carolina State guard Dereck Whittenburg is back on the Wolfpack's coaching staff.

Coach Mark Gottfried said Monday that Whittenburg would be the senior assistant to the head coach and director of player development.

Whittenburg is most famous for launching the airball that the late Lorenzo Charles dunked just before the buzzer to give the Wolfpack a victory over heavily favored Houston in the 1983 national championship game.

He was a graduate ...

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