Gary Williams won the NCAA Championship with the Maryland Terrapins in 2002 (via sportsmancave)
It has only been a few weeks since the former National Championship coach received the phone call that he would be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, but Gary Williams has worked a lifetime to reach the top of the basketball summit.
“It’s the highest honor you can get because the game is so worldwide now, so you’re competing against everyone from all over the world,” Williams said. “It means a great deal to me because it’s other people judging me on my work.”
Now at 69, the two-time ACC Coach of the Year’s 2014 Naismith Hall of Fame class includes Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Richmond, the Immaculata University women’s basketball team, Nolan Richardson, Bob Leonard, Nat Clifton, Sarunas Marciulionis, Guy Rodgers and David Stern. The group will be enshrined on August 8, in Springfield, Mass.
In 1968, Williams got his first coaching job, Woodrow Wilson High School junior varsity basketba...