Former Grizzlies Coach to Take N.C State Job May 5, 2006 at 2:43 AM CDT - Updated July 26 at 2:35 PM RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Detroit Pistons assistant coach and former Grizzlies head coach Sidney Lowe will return to North Carolina State. He led N-C State to a national championship in 1983 under Jim Valvano. N-C State has searched for a successor to Herb Sendek for the past month and announced today that it would introduce the Wolfpack's new coach at a news conference Saturday. The school had unsuccessfully courted Memphis coach John Calipari and Texas' Rick Barnes. N-C State last week was turned down by John Beilein of West Virginia University and former U-C-L-A coach Steve Lavin.