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Sat Feb 17, 2024, 04:24 PM Feb 2024

Legendary Maryland basketball coach Lefty Driesell dies at 92.

'Driesell spent his longest coaching stint with Maryland (1969-86) and compiled a 348-159 record, which is second in program history to Gary Williams. Under Driesell, the Terrapins made eight NCAA Tournaments appearances and won the 1972 NIT Championship title, the 1984 ACC Tournament championship and two ACC regular-season titles.

“Lefty Driesell was a transcendent figure in college basketball and the man who put Maryland basketball on the map,” Maryland athletic director Damon Evans said in a statement. “A Hall of Famer, Lefty was an innovator, a man who was ahead of his time from his coaching on the court to his marketing off the court. From starting Midnight Madness to nationally-televised games with sold out Cole Field House crowds, Lefty did it all.'>>>


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Legendary Maryland basketball coach Lefty Driesell dies at 92. (Original Post) elleng Feb 2024 OP
He was a... 2naSalit Feb 2024 #1
DITTO! elleng Feb 2024 #2
RIP. ms liberty Feb 2024 #3
One of the all time greats. He was the coach when I FSogol Feb 2024 #4


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1. He was a...
Sat Feb 17, 2024, 04:31 PM
Feb 2024

Household name back in the day. I didn't even pay attention to B-ball back then and I knew who he was.

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