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Why former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell belongs in the Naismith Hall of Fame

Why former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell belongs in the Naismith Hall of Fame

The criteria from which the selection committee for the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame chooses its candidates for induction is much like the identities of the committee members themselves: it is a secret.

Lefty Driesell will find out Friday if he will become a finalist for the third time and for the first time since 2003, the year he retired from coaching. Should that happen, he will learn during this year's Final Four if he finally gets in. 

Given the fact that the former Maryland coach turned 84 on Christmas Day, it’s perhaps the last time he might be able celebrate his long overdue inclusion with his family, friends and fans.

Here are three...

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