Mar 10, 2011; Greensboro, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack head coach Sidney Lowe reacts in the first half of the first round of the 2011 ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Former NC State Coach Sidney Lowe Arrested


WRAL (Raleigh’s local CBS affiliate) is reporting that former North Carolina State Wolfpack head basketball coach Sidney Lowe has been arrested this morning.

Lowe was arrested on charges of failing to file his income tax reports. He failed to file reports for 2009, 2010, and 2011 in the state of North Carolina. Lowe still owns a residence in Wake Forest.

He faces three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file a North Caroline Individual Income Tax Return and was placed under $10,000 bond. A court appearance was scheduled for March 19. – WRAL

Lowe is currently an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz in the National Basketball Association after resigning as the head coach of the Wolfpack basketball program in 2011.

He spent five seasons in Raleigh and had a record of 86-78 with the Wolfpack. The Wolfpack finished in or near the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference (regular season standings) in each of his five seasons and failed to make the NCAA Tournament. The Wolfpack did qualify for the NIT Tournament twice during the Sidney Lowe era.

The Wolfpack did play for the ACC Tournament Championship in his first year, but after that, his program went down hill.

Lowe nor any of his representatives have made any public comment on his arrest.

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