NC State hires Kevin Keatts as men’s basketball coach

Kevin Keatts (AP image)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – N.C. State has hired UNCW’s Kevin Keatts as head men’s basketball coach.

The Wolfpack hired Keatts, 44, to replace Mark Gottfried, who was fired after six years in Raleigh.

The university announced the decision on Twitter on Friday evening.

The Seahawks finished in first or tied for first in the CAA under Keatts. UNCW went the the NCAA Tournament over the last two seasons.

Keatts was an assistant under Rick Pitino at Louisville from 2011-2014 and was part of the 2013 national championship staff.

N.C. State is holding a team meeting Friday evening.

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