O’Brien wasn’t great, but wasn’t bad. He is unemployed now.
“Coach O’Brien’s service to N.C. State over the last six years has been sincerely appreciated by Wolfpack Nation,” said athletics director Debbie Yow in a statement on the school’s website. “We especially appreciate his attention toward NCAA rules compliance, a value that will continue to be held by N.C. State. We wish him well in future pursuits.”