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Former Maryland coach Gary Williams a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame finalist
Former Maryland coach Gary Williams a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame finalist

All Gary Williams ever dreamed of being was a high school basketball coach. After graduating from Maryland in 1968, Williams thought his dream had come true when he became the junior varsity and, later, varsity coach at Woodrow Wilson High in Camden, N.J. The dream eventually grew, as did Williams’ stature as a coach, over the next four decades. More than two years after he retired from a coaching career highlighted by Maryland’s first national title, Williams was nominated Friday for basketball’s highest individual honor: induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. “When you’re coaching, you never think about things...

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