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Former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell not named a finalist for Naismith Hall of Fame

Former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell not named a finalist for Naismith Hall of Fame

One week after a banner in his honor was hung at Xfinity Center in College Park, former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell was not among the 14 finalists announced Saturday for this year's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class.

A year ago, the now-85-year-old Driesell was a finalist, but was not elected.

Former Dunbar High, Wake Forest and NBA star Muggsy Bogues, as well as longtime Mount St. Mary’s coach Jim Phelan, were also among those nominated this year who failed to gain enough votes to become finalists. Phelan spent 49 years coaching the Emittsburg school, winning 830 games on the Division I and II levels. The Mountaineers won what was called the College Division...

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