Month: October 2016

John Thompson Jr., Jay Bilas Think Basketball HoF Overlooked Lefty Driesell

Hannah Yasharoff   The Left Bench   HOUSTON — Charles “Lefty” Driesell, known to University of Maryland fans as the man who vowed to make Maryland the “UCLA of the East” and the coach who first created Midnight Madness, was snubbed from joining the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame after his third time being…

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The legacy of coach Driesell

Tom McMillen and Len Elmore DBK News September 11, 2016 The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame welcomed its latest group of inductees this past week in Springfield, Massachusetts, and once again a coach who eminently deserves to be there, Charles “Lefty” Driesell, was conspicuously absent from the lineup. This omission is especially startling because…

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