Former Maryland basketball coach Lefty Driesell is getting his spot in Springfield, Mass. Driesell will be announced as part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2018 class on Saturday, according to the Washington Post’s John Feinstein. The full class will be announced Saturday at the Final Four.
Driesell, 86, went 348-159 in 17 seasons at Maryland. He led the Terps to two ACC titles and eight NCAA Tournament appearances.
Lefty Driesell reportedly gets selected to basketball Hall of Fame
FINALLY! LEFTY DRIESELL IS IN THE HALL OF FAME! ABOUT TIME!
— John Feinstein (@JFeinsteinBooks) March 29, 2018
Driesell twice made it to the Elite Eight with Maryland. He was the coach at Davidson before he took over in College Park and spent time leading programs at James Madison and Georgia State after he left Maryland.
He finished his head coaching career with 786 wins, which ranks 11th among Division I men’s basketball coaches.
Driesell, who is in the College Basketball Hall of Fame, is one of 13 finalists for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Steve Nash, Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Tina Thompson, Chris Webber and Maurice Cheeks also are among the finalists. Here’s the full list.