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Gary Williams belongs in Hall of Fame

Oft-misunderstood Maryland Terrapins coach walks away a winner

Updated: May 5, 2011, 8:24 PM ET
By Jay Bilas | ESPN Insider
Gary WilliamsMark Goldman/Icon SMIGary Williams' passion for winning was often misunderstood by observers.

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.

Jay Bilas

College Basketball analyst