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24 August 2011

Mark Gottfried and N.C. State Join the Wilson Advisory Staff

[CHICAGO] -As the Official Basketball of the NCAA Championships, Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is proud to add North Carolina State Head Basketball Coach Mark Gottfried to its Advisory Staff. As they compete for the ACC title and NCAA tournament bids, Wilson is honored that N.C. State chose the Wilson NCAA Game Ball as the team's official basketball.

College basketball coaches have always played a significant role in leading their teams to championships, but they've also had an equally significant role in providing the feedback and development of the technology that's unique to Wilson basketballs. While looking for consistency, superior grip and performance, top coaches from around the country are an exemplary part of the Wilson Advisory Staff that help drive innovation. Wilson is thrilled to add Coach Mark Gottfried and N.C. State to this staff.

"Coach Gottfried is a long time Wilson supporter and we are happy to have him back on our staff," says Matt Navarro, Territory Manager for Wilson. "We are excited that the Wolfpack have chosen the NCAA Game Ball as their official basketball. We are honored to partner with Coach Gottfried and the Wolfpack as they compete for the ACC title and NCAA tournament bids. The agreement will bring great exposure to the Wilson basketball brand on Tobacco Road."

As N.C. State gears up for an exciting season, Mark Gottfried is happy to join the Wilson advisory staff.

 "We are pleased to continue our relationship with Wilson by using their basketball", says Mark Gottfried, Head Coach at N.C. State University. "This is the ball that the NCAA uses for the tournament so we hope that in the near future we are playing with Wilson basketballs from November to April." 

Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is the world's leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for almost a century.