Lefty Driesell Not Happy About Maryland Naming Basketball Court After Gary Williams

Given all Gary Williams did to rescue the Maryland basketball program and lead it to a national title nine years ago, you'd think the decision to name the Comcast Center court after him would be an easy one. Instead, as Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun reports, it was anything but.

Why? Lots of reasons, but mostly, Lefty Driesell. The former Terps coach is pretty mad that he's not getting the recognition he feels he deserves for building up the program in the first place.

"It's not fair to my players that they would put Gary Williams' name on the court," Driesell said Tuesday. "It's a disservice to players such as Tom McMillen, John Lucas, Len Elmore, Brad Davis, Greg Manning, Adrian Branch and Steve Sheppard."

Driesell also detailed these concerns in an email to the University chancellor, according to Barker. To be clear, Driesell wasn't saying the court should be named after him; instead, he was saying it should be named after nobody. OK champ.

Here's a solution: name something else after Driesell. There. Problem solved.

We'll have plenty more on this game throughout the day, so keep it locked to the Duke Vs. Maryland StoryStream. For more on the Terps, please head over to Testudo Times, and for more on this and every college basketball game, check out the SB Nation college basketball hub.

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