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Former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell again fails to make Naismith Hall of Fame

Former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell again fails to make Naismith Hall of Fame

The third time didn’t prove to be the charm for Lefty Driesell's candidacy for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

One of 13 nominees this year, the 84-year-old coach who spent 17 seasons at Maryland and also guided three other programs to the NCAA tournament during his career failed to receive at least 18 of the 24 votes needed for selection.

Driesell confirmed Sunday night that he didn’t make it.

The Class of 2016, which will be inducted later this year in Springfeld, Mass., will be introduced Monday at the Final Four in Houston. Among those selected are former NBA stars Yao Ming and Allen Iverson, as well as Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and...

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