In a move that will make me immeidately forgive their poor treatment of Herb Sendek, N.C. State, according to Mike DeCourcy, has offered their head basketball coaching job to Steve Lavin.
Lavin, of course, used to be the head coach at UCLA, where he went to the Sweet 16 five times in seven years. He was fired, and in the three years since then, he has been abusing college basketball fans everywhere as an analyst for ESPN. I don't believe that UCLA fired him for his performance, but rather, because they were tired of hearing him say, "They could open a bakery. Lotta apple turnovers."
DeCourcy reports that Lavin and N.C. State are hammering out contract details right now, and that Lavin has yet to make up his mind about the job.
And on a related note, a tipster tells us that Lavin is engaged to an actress named Mary Jarou, who is, by any reasonable standard, smoking hot. That's her above. If Lavin turns says he turning down the N.C. State job because he wants to spend more time with his family, I am damn sure going to believe him.