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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun Reporter | November 7, 2006
COLLEGE PARK -- Knowing the official start to the season was just days away, Maryland senior D.J. Strawberry said he noticed something a little different about practices this week: "Coach Williams." Hampton @Maryland Tonight, 8:30, ESPNU, 1300 AM Line: Terps by 25
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Wlliams reflected on his career during an interview with The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday. Read more about Williams' impending induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame here . On when Maryland turned the corner “The first year [1989-90] was the NCAA investigation, and the next two years [1990-92], we couldn't play in the NCAA tournament or on live TV [for one]. That next year, I guess it was 1993-94, we weren't very good.
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November 25, 2005
Good morning --Black Friday -- Remember, if you hit the mall today, shopping is a contact sport. No bags spilled, no foul. Question of the day What did Maryland's performance in Maui tell us about this season's Terps? Athletic, play as a team, versatile, stronger, physically in shape. Point guard still unresolved, Coach Williams needs to not extend loyalty beyond reason and put the best team on the court. Turnovers must decrease significantly. Carl Roberts Perryville
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
All Gary Williams ever dreamed of being was a high school basketball coach. After graduating from Maryland in 1968, Williams thought his dream had come true when he became the junior varsity and, later, varsity coach at Woodrow Wilson High in Camden, N.J. The dream eventually grew, as did Williams' stature as a coach, over the next four decades. More than two years after he retired from a coaching career highlighted by Maryland's first national title, Williams was nominated Friday for basketball's highest individual honor: induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
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March 22, 2001
WIN THE CROWD. That's the sage advice the protagonist got in the film "Gladiator." Coach Gary Williams and the University of Maryland men's basketball team have finally done that, or so it seems. But sports teams, like their fans, are fickle, enigmatic creatures. You can't always count on your team to win - unless your team is the Globetrotters - and you can't expect the fans you've won to stay. That's life, not art. The Terrapins have overcome their embarrassing home-court loss to Duke in January.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Evening Sun Staff | November 19, 1991
Mario Lucas, a 6-foot-8 1/2 , 215-pound forward and center from Memphis, Tenn., yesterday became the fourth high school player to sign a national letter of intent with the University of Maryland.Lucas averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds on a 24-8 team that won the city championship last year. Sylvester Ford, Lucas' coach at Fairley High School, said last week that Lucas had taken his college boards (ACT) and would qualify under Proposition 48.Lucas couldn't be reached for comment."I think he's a real good shooter for someone almost 6-9," Maryland coach Gary Williams said last night.
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By Don Markus | November 19, 1991
Mario Lucas, a 6-foot-8 1/2 , 215-pound forward and center from Memphis, Tenn., yesterday became the fourth high school player to sign a national letter of intent with the University of Maryland.Lucas averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds on a 24-8 team that won the city championship last year. Sylvester Ford, Lucas' coach at Fairley High School, said last week that Lucas had taken his college boards (ACT) and would qualify under Proposition 48.Lucas couldn't be reached for comment."I think he's a real good shooter for someone almost 6-9," Maryland coach Gary Williams said last night.
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By Matt Vensel | March 15, 2011
Less than 48 hours after the Terps were snubbed by the NIT selection committee -- how sad is that? -- Maryland coach Gary Williams is already looking ahead to the 2012 NCAA tournament. In an interview with Kelli Johnson of Comcast SportsNet, Williams essentially guaranteed that the Terps would be back in the NCAA tournament next season (I'm guessing that belief is predicated on all-ACC big man Jordan Williams returning in 2012). “The big thing is, we’re here to be in the NCAA tournament," Williams told Johnson.
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By HEATHER A. DINICH and HEATHER A. DINICH,SUN REPORTER | June 3, 2006
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland's newest assistant basketball coach began his first day on the job yesterday publicly thanking Gary Williams for the opportunity and talking about what he can add to the struggling program other than a name. Chuck Driesell, son of former Terps coach Lefty Driesell, was hired to replace Rob Moxley, who took an associate head coaching position at North Carolina-Charlotte. Driesell said the emotions connected with returning to his alma mater, where his father achieved both fame and infamy from 1969 to 1986, were "indescribable."
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Former Maryland basketball star Juan Dixon says he received a telephone call over the summer from current Terps coach Mark Turgeon, who asked if it would be all right for incoming freshman Roddy Peters to wear No. 3. Dixon said that he was caught "off guard" by Turgeon's request and initially agreed to let the former Suitland High star to wear the jersey number Dixon made famous in College Park by leading the Terps to two straight Final Fours and...
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
Fundraising events can make for strange bedfellows, particularly when it comes to politics. But more than a few heads were turned, eyebrows were raised and stomachs were -- well, you get the picture -- when it was announced that former longtime rivals and now retired college basketball coaches Gary Williams and Jim Calhoun would be part of the same "Lunch with Legends" in New York City. In town for a game Friday night between their two former teams at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Williams and Calhoun broke only bread during a luncheon hosted by the Terrapin Club. Williams and Calhoun seem to have buried the proverbial hatchet in their well-publicized feud that flared up nearly a decade ago when the Terps and Huskies were both recruiting former Archbishop Spalding star Rudy Gay, who eventually chose Connecticut.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams first walked into Cole Field House 50 years ago. A high school senior at the time, Williams had been invited to College Park from his home in South Jersey by coach Bud Millikan to watch the 1963 NCAA tournament East Regional. "I had seen the Palestra in Philadelphia, which was 9,000 [capacity], but this was 14,000," Williams recalled this week. "I walked in from the street on the top level. It kind of took your breath away. " As much as Williams liked the school and its coach, he fell in love with what was then an 18-year-old building that was among the best and biggest college basketball venues in the country.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
Gary Williams has tried to keep his distance from the Maryland basketball program since he retired in May 2011, allowing Mark Turgeon to build his own program. If that means Turgeon's players being able to wear the honored jerseys that belonged to some of Williams' players, so be it. Even the No. 3 that was last worn by Juan Dixon when he was named the Most Outstanding Player in the 2002 Final Four after leading the Terps to the school's only national championship. "While I was coaching there, I wasn't going to give Juan's jersey to anybody, but at the same time, that is not my decision any more," Williams said. "Mark has every right to do the things the way he wants to do them.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Former Maryland basketball star Juan Dixon says he received a telephone call over the summer from current Terps coach Mark Turgeon, who asked if it would be all right for incoming freshman Roddy Peters to wear No. 3. Dixon said that he was caught "off guard" by Turgeon's request and initially agreed to let the former Suitland High star to wear the jersey number Dixon made famous in College Park by leading the Terps to two straight Final Fours and...
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2012
Former Maryland coach Gary Williams said today that the school's proposed move to the Big Ten would be a tremendous boost for the Terps' athletic program. In a telephone interview with The Baltimore Sun today, Williams said the school's long history with ACC doesn't pay the bills. "You look around today with what's going on, and those schools [in the Big Ten] are certainly in keeping with what Maryland feels about academics. You look at a school like Notre Dame that signed its own TV contract and are now partially joining the ACC. They're looking out for their university.
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Sports Digest | November 6, 2012
College basketball CSN hires former Terps coach Williams as analyst Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic announced that former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams has joined the network as an analyst. Williams will regularly provide analysis, features and special segments for the network's news and entertainment programs, including "Geico SportsNet Central" and "SportsTalk Live. " He will also contribute to CSNwashington.com and CSNbaltimore.com. Before retiring in 2011, Williams spent 33 years as a college head coach, including 22 at Maryland, which he led to the 2002 NCAA title.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2012
Maryland's decision to name the Comcast Center court for its all-time winningest men's basketball coach, Gary Williams, was bumpier than the public knew and came despite the objections from the coach with the second most wins in program history - Lefty Driesell. Driesell recently detailed his concerns in an email to chancellor William "Brit" Kirwan. The retired coach, 80, emphasized that he was not advocating for his own name on the court, nor that of any coach. "It's not fair to my players that they would put Gary Williams' name on the court," Driesell said Tuesday.
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November 24, 1994
The history of the men's basketball program at the University of Maryland at College Park has been one of dizzying extremes.In the '70s, the Terrapin men's basketball team was considered one of the nation's best. But in the mid-'80s, its reputation was shattered after star forward Len Bias died of a drug overdose and folksy coach Lefty Driesell was forced out. Now the team that is a source of pride for thousands of College Park alumni is being rebuilt by the steady hand of coach Gary Williams.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
The buzz surrounding Shaquille Cleare has dulled a bit since the 6-9 power forward from Houston announced more than a year ago that he was coming to Maryland. The spring and summer of 2012 had all been about whether his former AAU teammates, Andrew and Aaron Harrison, would join him here next year. Cleare, the centerpiece of Mark Turgeon's first recruiting class at Maryland, said he didn't seem to mind the spotlight going elsewhere. But now, with the Harrisons choosing defending national-champion Kentucky over the Terps, the buzz surrounding Cleare will certainly be back when he takes the court Friday night at Comcast Center for Maryland Madness.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
Eric Hayes spent the first two years after graduating Marylandin 2010 playing basketball in three different countries and moving closer to his ultimate goal - becoming a coach like his father, Kendall, who had coached for years in Northern Virginia and stopped to watch his son play for the Terps. Hayes split the fall of 2010 and the winter of 2011 between professional teams in Spain and Lithuania, then played last season in the NBA's Developmental League in the birthplace of professional football - Canton, Ohio.
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