It's been nearly a week since North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell got the call saying she would join the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, and she's still having a hard time believing it.
''I'm still like, `OK, when am I going to wake up here?''' Hatchell said Tuesday.
Hatchell will be part of a class that includes Louisville men's coach Rick Pitino and former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian. That group will be inducted to the Naismith hall in Springfield, Mass., on Sept. 8.
For the 61-year-old coach, it's the latest achievement in a career that includes 908 career victories, eight Atlantic Coast Conference tournament titles, three Final Fours and the 1994 NCAA title.
Hatchell, who has spent 27 of her 38 seasons as a head coach at UNC, currently ranks second in all-time wins behind former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. Already a member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame since 2004, Hatchell said during a news conference Tuesday on campus that the Naismith honor ''was on my bucket li...