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Sidney Lowe on the move?

The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. is reporting the Pistons assistant coach Sidney Lowe has become a hot candidate for the vacant head coaching position at North Carolina State:

Sidney Lowe, who helped N.C. State win a national championship as a player in 1983, says he would like to have a chance to do the same as the Wolfpack coach.

"Yeah, one day," he said Monday. "I'd definitely have interest in it one day. It's something I would hope would happen. It is my alma mater."

"My mind-set is totally on the Detroit Pistons and winning another championship," Lowe said. "That's the only thing I'm concerned with at this time."

Lowe, who owns a house in Raleigh, acknowledged that he has talked with NCSU athletics director Lee Fowler but said it was only a "general discussion" about other candidates such as Memphis coach John Calipari, who has coached in the NBA.

To hold a job such as head coach at NCSU requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution. Lowe did not graduate from NCSU but said he was finishing up his degree work this month "at a very credible university." He declined to give additional details on his academic work at this time.

Lowe has eyes for Pack [Register & News]