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Roy Williams, Jim Calhoun among coaches headed to college hoops Hall

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri. Roy Williams and Jim Calhoun will join John Beilein and Lon Krueger in an all-star team of coaches who will be inducted into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame in November.

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Another longtime coach, Jerry Krause of Eastern Washington, will join the quartet along with players UC Connecticut’s Richard Hamilton, North Carolina’s Larry Miller, Furman’s Frank Selvey and Providence’s Jimmy Walker.

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No date has been announced for the induction ceremony, but it usually coincides with the Classic’s Hall of Fame, which is scheduled for November 21-22 at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Williams retired in 2021 after leading two college basketball players, Kansas and North Carolina, with a total of 903 wins – third for a Division I coach – and nine Final Four appearances. He spent his first 15 seasons with the Jayhawks before returning to his alma mater in 2003, where he led the Tar Heels to three national championships in 18 seasons.

Calhoun has won three national championships at UConn, the first with Hamilton, who was named Final Four MVP after the Huskies defeated Duke for the 1999 title. Calhoun’s other championships came in 2004 and 2011, making him one of only six coaches in Division I history to win at least three national titles.

Calhoun won 920 games for UConn, Northeast and Division III Saint Joseph, where he retired in 2021.

Beilein won 829 games between stops at Erie Community College, Nazareth, Les Moines, Canisius, Richmond, West Virginia and Michigan. It was in the latter that he became the best coach of the school and twice appeared in the Final Four.

Krueger also made two trips to the Final Four, first to Florida and then to Oklahoma, while managing five programs in the NCAA Tournament.

Krause spent 17 seasons in Eastern Washington, taking the program from NAIA status to the Division I level.

Among the players, Miller starred in Dean Smith’s first two Final Four teams in North Carolina in the 1960s and remains one of only three players in ACC history to win Player of the Year and Tournament MVP in consecutive seasons. Selvi led Division I in scoring in 1953 and 1954 when he averaged 41.7 points per Furman. Walker led Providence to a couple of NCAA tournaments in the 1960s, earning All-American honors twice while averaging 25.2 points over his career.



Source: collegebasketball.nbcsports.com

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