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Gary Williams belongs in Hall of Fame

Gary Williams' passion for winning was often misunderstood by observers. Mark Goldman/Icon SMI

It is difficult to quarrel with the Naismith Hall of Fame on its incredible collection of basketball icons. It has, however, made one glaring omission: Maryland's Gary Williams.

By any reasonable measure, Williams is a Hall of Famer, and most knowledgeable basketball observers agree it is just a matter of time before he is inducted. The truth is, he should already be in there.