Yow: Gary Williams “Sabotaged” Search
It’s no secret that Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams and current NC State athletic director Debbie Yow - who used to hold the same position in College Park - didn’t exactly see eye to eye.
Well this goes way beyond that.
During today’s introductory press conference of new NC State basketball coach Mark Gottfried, Yow laid the smack down:
“I don’t have a reputation across all men’s basketball as being difficult to work with. I have a reputation of not getting along with Gary Williams, who tried to sabotage the search. Come on. We all know that. So whatever. It’s Gary Williams doing his thing, so whatever.”
Here’s our translation: Gary Williams told good candidates like Shaka Smart not to take the NC State job because Yow was a horrible boss and she got stuck with a candidate no one wanted.
Naturally, Williams has already responded.
Actually, Yow pulled off quite a feat: Insulting two basketball coaches at the same time. Hmm, sounds to us like that’s just going to perpetuate her reputation as someone that’s difficult to work for…