Rick Pitino

As the only men's college coach among the 13 Hall finalists, Driesell could be elected this year

As the only men's college coach among the 13 Hall finalists, Driesell could be elected this year

Will the fourth time be the charm for Lefty Driesell?

Two years after failing to secure enough votes for the third time, Driesell was one of 13 finalists named Saturday for induction later this year into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

“It isn’t as much an honor for me as it for my players, and the schools where I coached, all my assistant coaches, the people that hired me,” Driesell, 86, said in a telephone interview Sunday. “It’ll be an honor for them if I get it.”

The former Maryland coach was the only men’s college coach named a finalist this year. Driesell’s 786 wins (against only 394 defeats) in 41 seasons rank him 11th among all Division I...

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