Report: N.C. State puts out ‘feelers’ to Archie Miller

N.C. State calls North Carolina TV station’s report incorrect and irresponsible

The coaching rumor mill never stops — even during the season.

Mark Armstrong, of ABC 11 in North Carolina, reported Monday that North Carolina State will fire men’s basketball coach Mark Gottfried after the season, according to multiple anonymous sources, and has put out “preliminary feelers” to Dayton coach Archie Miller, a N.C. State graduate.

N.C. State Athletic Director Fred Demarest issued a denial of the report 38 minutes later on Twitter.

N.C. State is 14-12 and 3-10 in the ACC. Gottfriend is 122-81 in six seasons. Miller is in his sixth season at Dayton. He's 134-60.

Miller signed a contract extension through 2023 last year. He is the highest-paid coach in the Atlantic 10. He passed $1 million in salary two years ago.

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Miller has never commented on any coaching rumors. When he signed his last contract extension, Miller said in a press release, "I've said many times, I am thankful and honored to be the head men's basketball coach at the University of Dayton. We can continue to do great things here. The University, the community, and our loyal fans have given our program the opportunity to compete with the best, and I look forward to pursuing consistent success and delivering first-class results both on and off the court for everyone associated with our program."

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