North Carolina State athletic director Debbie Yow, who feuded with men's basketball coach Gary Williams while holding the same position at Maryland, has accused Williams of sabotaging the Wolfpack's recent search for a new men's basketball coach.
"I don’t have a reputation across all men’s basketball as being difficult to work with," Yow
introducing coach Mark Gottfried. "I have a reputation of not getting along with Gary Williams, who has tried to sabotage the search. Come on. We all know that. OK, so whatever. It's not a reputation. It's Gary Williams out there doing his thing. Whatever.”
Williams released the following statement shortly after the press conference:
"I haven't talked to anyone -- coach or athletic director -- connected to the NC State search. I don't have any interest in the NC State search, since I'm coaching at Maryland and working hard to run our program. Anyone who says I've had contact with a prospective coach or athletic director regarding this search isn't being truthful."