Holliday got that. Maryland officials did not. Lefty isn’t honored in any way in Maryland’s current home. Steve Francis, who played at Maryland for oneseason, has his name and number in the rafters. Driesell has nothing.
How is that possible?
“They ought to build a statue to Lefty outside,” Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg said Saturday. “Gary deserves the court, which is the most visible thing. Lefty should have a statue.”
At the very least, there should be a banner — a big one — that has his name, the years he coached and his record on it. They need to bring him back to unfurl that banner and have Gary Williams introduce him.
Of course right now that can’t happen. Williams is justifiably angry and hurt by Driesell’s letter to the chancellor and by his public pronouncements. Driesell should apologize to him.
Why? Because he’s not angry at Williams. He’s angry at Maryland for slighting him for 26 years and he’s still upset that he’s not in the basketball Hall of Fame — an honor he and Williams deserve.