Gary Williams Reportedly Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Former Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams has been voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Chick Hernandez is reporting for CSN Washington.
It was announced in February the legendary Terps coach had been a finalist for the 2014 induction class — along with Kevin Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, Nolan Richardson, Eddie Sutton, Tim Hardaway, Spencer Haywood, Harley Redin and Mitch Richmond — but now it’s official. He’s received the votes needed.
Williams was also elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame less than two weeks ago.
Williams’ head coaching career spanned 33 years (1978-2011) with American University, Boston College, Ohio State and UMD, ending with a 668-380 record (.637), including Maryland’s only National Championship in 2002.
Williams retired from coaching following the 2010-2011 season.