Monday, February 21, 2005

Guy V. Lewis Snubbed in This Year's Hall of Fame Balloting

Yesterday, this year's set of 16 finalists for possible induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame was announced. And, for whatever reason, former University of Houston Coach Guy V. Lewis was not among the finalists, despite his coaching five (count 'em five) final four teams. If you look at the list of coaches in the Hall of Fame, you'll find some who coached many years at the collegiate level and made not a single NCAA Division I final four.

The following document (brought to my attention by Jason Grimes) powerfully makes the case for Lewis to be enshrined. Dreaming up the idea for the Game of the Century, in which he ended up the winning coach, was just one of Lewis's many contributions to college basketball.